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Elephant Female Suckling its Calf

elephant cow suckling its calf, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana Caption: Elephant calf suckling from its mother, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana © Scotch Macaskill

Camera: Picture taken with a Canon EOS film camera and Canon EF 80-200mm F/2.8L lens

Elephant calves may be weaned as young as one to two years, but will often continue suckling from the mother until fours old or more.

Interestingly, related cows suckle one another's calves and some cows continue lactating throughout their childbearing years.

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