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ELEPHANT ROMANCE
In stark contrast to the animal world’s  more combative and deceitful mating rituals stands the elephant. Males  conduct their courtship over a period of weeks, squirting females with  water, bringing them food and generally proving how nice they are.
Image: Flickr/Doug8888
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ADDED BONUS ELEPHANT FACTSThanks to Tumblr’s own NJ Wight (follow her!):
With regards to your elephant post…here are a couple of other lesser  known  factoids. Their testicles are on the inside-a characteristic they  share with this little guy. hard to believe how closely related they  are!  http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/945085287/the-african-tree-hyrax-is-part-of-the-group-of Also, female mammary glands are at the front-the calf nurses from the  front, which is highly unusual. Check this one:  http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/814736125/breakfast

ELEPHANT ROMANCE

In stark contrast to the animal world’s more combative and deceitful mating rituals stands the elephant. Males conduct their courtship over a period of weeks, squirting females with water, bringing them food and generally proving how nice they are.

Image: Flickr/Doug8888

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ADDED BONUS ELEPHANT FACTS
Thanks to Tumblr’s own NJ Wight (follow her!):

With regards to your elephant post…here are a couple of other lesser known factoids. Their testicles are on the inside-a characteristic they share with this little guy. hard to believe how closely related they are! http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/945085287/the-african-tree-hyrax-is-part-of-the-group-of

Also, female mammary glands are at the front-the calf nurses from the front, which is highly unusual. Check this one: http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/814736125/breakfast

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