• Elephants drinking Chobe Sunset

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    The Chobe elephant are migratory, making seasonal movements of up to 200 kilometres from the Chobe and Linyanti rivers, where they concentrate in the dry season, to the pans in the southeast of the park, to which they disperse in the rains. The elephants, in this area have the distinction of being the largest in body size of all living elephants though the ivory is brittle and you will not see many huge tuskers among these rangy monsters. A major feature of Chobe National Park is its elephant population. First of all, the Chobe elephant comprise part of what is probably the largest surviving continuous elephant population. This population covers most of northern Botswana plus northwestern Zimbabwe. The Botswana's elephant population is currently estimated at around 120,000. This elephant population has built up steadily from a few thousand since the early 1900s and has escaped the massive illegal offtake that has decimated other populations in the 1970s and 1980s. Elephants have an extremely wide habitat tolerance as long as sufficient food, water and shade are available. They are widespread and common throughout the Caprivi and northern parts of Botswana especially Chobe (the largest elephant population in the world). They live in small family groups, each led by an elder cow, the matriarch. Each group consists of the matriarch and her offspring and may include other related cows with their young. A number of family groups may come together to form herds, not infrequently numbering seve
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    Botswana Travel - Chobe Game Park - Elephant Gathering
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