The elephant's trunk is a fusion of its nose and upper lip. It is the elephant's most important limb. The trunk is sensitive enough to pick up a blade of grass and strong enough to rip the branches off a tree.
The trunk is also used for drinking – the elephant can suck up to 14 litres of water at a time and then blow it straight into its mouth! When bathing, the elephant sucks water to spray on its body.
It will then spray dirt and mud on its wet coat, which will dry and act as sunscreen.
Find out more about these amazing pachyderms on your next Maasai Mara tour with @africapoint. #thisisafrica#extraordinaryafrica#africansafari#elephant#loveelephants#africapoint#maasaimara
The ever-elusive #blackrhino, seen here in the #maasaimara. Shy but territorial creatures, rhinos often hide in the bush and can signal aggressively if you come too close. As a result, they are one of the tougher animals to see on #safari. But we got lucky on the first day when an afternoon rain shower cooled things down, inviting this guy to take a brief stroll through the open grassland before returning to the bush. #Kenya#Africa