elephants feeding at night

Three forest elephants feeding in close proximity to a camera trap.  They showed some initial surprise (backing up, smelling, coming in for a closer look) then calmly stripped vegetation from the tree limbs and ground shrubs for several minutes before moving on.

Elephants feed throughout the night.  They prefer to sleep in shade during the heat of the day, but may take short naps after dark.  The daily food requirement of 100 to 200 kg. means they spend most of their waking hours eating.  Something like 18 hours per day spent eating.

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