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8月 02 2009

Samburu Elephants, Kenya

Published by at 19:12 under Photo of the Day

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/samburu-elephants-kenya-pod.html

Samburu Elephants, Kenya

Photograph by Michael Nichols

Saturn, an elderly mother herself, cares for two calves orphaned by the deaths of their mothers, who were her adult daughters. The extended family structure helps groups cope with such losses. At sunset along a river channel Saturn oversees the play of her own two calves and the orphans. From her behavior alone, uniformly doting, you couldn’t know which was which.

See more photographs from the September 2008 feature story "The Elephants of Samburu."

 

译文:

Samburu的大象,肯尼亚

摄影:Michael Nichols

这头叫Saturn的老母象,替它死去的女儿照顾着两头成为孤儿的小象。这种庞大的家庭结构,有助于妥善解决这类成员死亡带来的问题。黄昏的河道边,Saturn照看着它自己的两个幼仔和孤儿们玩耍。单从它的行为上,完全一致的关爱,使你无法区分出谁是亲生,谁是收养的。



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