Friday, September 17, 2010

It's neck and neck by a trunk.

There's never a giraffe around when you need one! Extraordinary moment an elephant teetered on two legs to reach tasty treat from tree branch

Last updated at 9:42 AM on 17th September 2010
Teetering on two legs, this elephant showed he aims high when it comes to getting a good meal.
The animal wasn't daunted when faced with pulling some tasty pods from the branches of a particularly tall tree.
Instead of simply shaking the tree trunk and catching his meal when it fell, he stretched himself to his full height to elegantly pluck it from the branches.
It is thought this elephant, a 40-year-old male, is the only one of his herd who has learnt the extraordinary stunt.
On tippytoes: This elephant has learnt how to balance on his hind legs to reach food in manages the Old Mondoro Bush camp in Zambia
The rare spectacle was caught on camera by photographer Etienne Oosthuizen, who manages the Old Mondoro Bush camp in the Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.

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