Etosha National Park,
17 Oct 1998
These two animals were in some sort of disagreement near a water hole. They fussed at one another for about 15 minutes with mock charges, etc. I never did figure out what they were upset about, but I guess it was none of my business and they were not saying.
African elephants are the species of elephants in the genus Loxodonta, one of the two existing genera in Elephantidae. Although it is commonly believed that the genus was named by Georges Cuvier in 1825, Cuvier spelled it Loxodonte. An anonymous author romanized the spelling to Loxodonta and the ICZN recognizes this as the proper authority.