Elephant stands on two legs by Andy Skillen (6 images)

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A large African elephant stands on its hind legs in an effort to reach the high branches of a tree. The 35-year-old Bull elephant manages to momentarily place all its weight onto its back legs like humans to further its trunk's reach.

Elephants around the world are unlikely to perform such an action, but for those in the Zambezi valley, things are different. They have adapted this technique to increase the amount of food they can take from the Acacia tree in each sitting. The...
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