Searching for food

In this third and last post of my trilogy on wild elephants in the Yala Nature Reserve in Sri Lanka, we have a young elephant searching for food.

We watched this you elephants for a little while. It would repeatedly kick the ground, wait until the dust had settled and then search for food under the loose chunk of ground. The young elephant was closely observed by a pigeon, hoping for an opportunity to dash in and grab some insects from the freshly loosened ground.

The sequence on the right is best seen in the slideshow.