Multi generations of elephants make up this herd of mostly females crossing a river to access grasses on the bank for breakfast in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Elephants have an ordered social structure where herds of closely related females with their offspring follow the dominant matriarchal cow. Adult males join the herd when a female is in heat. Adolescent males leave the herd to form small bachelor groups or travel alone at about age 14.
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