Gestation & Parental Care

Parental Care Mother elephant carries her infant elephant approximately around 5 years old and till it grow its independence (able to look after its self). With male elephant, they often leave the heard while female calves stay. Elephant have high level of parental care and only female elephant give parental care. The calf (baby elephant) is watcher over and mothered by the whole female herd not only just the mother. They feed their child milk for up to 6 years old. After a few month times, the calf (baby elephant) will put its trunk into the mothers mouth to test which plants are edible and what they able to eat. Male elephant do not give parental care. They’ll leave the family and go alone between the ages of 10 to 16 years old.


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