Elephant covered in dust and dark mud near the Galana river in Tsavo East
Tsavo East National Park
Bo Sorensen ⋅
Looking at this adult elephant and you can see one of the back legs is disfigured. Most likely inherited as we saw other elephants in the herd with similar issues. Apart from the disfigured back leg the elephant looked healthy so it would not have been too much of a handicap for survival.