There we go!
Oh, he’s got little baby tusks! Just push that tree out the way. There’s no real way of knowing their age, hey? Um, yeah. But this guy… He’s surely between 40-45.
OK. He’s got lovely tusks though, doesn’t he? Beautiful. How much do they eat on average a day, do you know? Uh, they can collect like 170-180kg of food in a day. OK. He’ll snap the whole branch off, no problem. That’s it, destroy a bit more forest… Oh! He wants more. See, in his trunk he’s got like a hand-like projection. That he’ll just use to hold. Jeez. Effortless.
Did you get that, Tim? Effortless. They eat non-stop. Then they digest about like 40% of what they take. 30%?
Like 40%. 40%.
Yeah. It includes like grasses and leaves… They can take up to 100 litres of water. And also they’ll need water to do water spraying with. Spray themself to cool their body down. ‘Cause elephants doesn’t have the sweat glands. Yes, he’s a big tusker.
He’s massive! ‘Cause they can reach 60 to 65 years in the wild, yeah.
Oh, OK. Such brilliant animals.
Yep, that they are. Very, very clever animals. The ears act as a cooling mechanism when it’s hot. Flapping those ears they can pump up to 5 litres of blood in about 60 seconds. A good sense of hearing as well as smelling. Eyesight is not that great but they can detect movement… They rely more on their sense of smelling and hearing. Well, what a sighting. Is there any way of telling the sex of the babies or not yet? They’re girls.
Oh, they’re girls? Yeah. So at the moment they’re depending on mum to hunt. How old are they, roughly?
They’re between 9, 10 months. They’re starting to breathe that rapid. OK, so they’re getting warm?
They’re getting warm. So what they’re actually going to start doing… They’re just going to maybe look to sleep underneath one of the ilalas. OK. You see they… how they blend so well with the grass now, yeah?
Totally. There’s this distinctive white tip at the back of the tail.
Are leopards the same? Yeah, leopards have got, um… they’ve got black. And then lions also got black. So they’ll just keep eye contact on that white patch which is very prominent. Plus this…
Oh, behind the ears? Yeah, behind the ears as well.