Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Mango Tanago

Mango Tango Mud in Udawalawe National Park

Sri Lankan Elephant, Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

One of three recognized special of Asian elephants, the Sri Lankan elephant is much smaller than the African elephant. A patchy, almost spotted pink depigmentation is found on its ears, face, and trunk, though the mango tango mud hides the pink in this photo. See the shot below for a better view of the depigmentation. A very low percentage of Sri Lankan elephants, about 2% of the population, have tusks. In addition to Udawalawe National Park, where this photo was taken, Sri Lankan elephants can be found in Yala National Park, Lunugamvehera National Park, Wilpattu National Park and Minneriya National Park but also live outside protected areas. We did not see elephants in Yala National Park the day we visited, but they were plentiful in Udawalawe. Sri Lanka is said to have the highest density of elephants in Asia, largely restricted to the dry zone in the north, east and southeast of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Elephant, Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Join Jennifer’s Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola, a 4 month (January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018) blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a past or current crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons.

Color Your World 2017: Timberwolf

Solitary

Bull elephant,Etosha National Park, Namibia

Jennifer’s 2017 Color Your World Challenge: Timberwolf

The Road Taken

The Desert Adapted Elephants Of Namibia

Desert Adapted Elephants, Nambia

Desert Adapted Elephants, Namibia

My first encounter with an elephant in the wild happened in Damaraland, in Namibia’s northwest. Just before sunset, we drove out to look for a herd of desert adapted elephants moving through the area. We turned a corner and there they were, grazing on the shrubs and trees. I was in awe. To see my first elephant in the wild—no chains, no pens, no fences—was a magical moment.  For more information, check out Desert Elephants of Namibia.

WPC: The Road Taken

OWPC: Elephant

time lines

Aging Bull Elephant, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Aging Bull Elephant, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Aging bull elephant in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

OWPC: Elephant

The Greatest Mammal In The World

Aging Giant

Bull Elephant, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Aging African Bush Elephant, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha’s African Bush Elephants are the tallest elephants in Africa, but mineral deficiencies result in very short tusks.

WP Discovery: The Greatest ____ In The World

Black & White Sunday: A Favorite

Someday In The Park With Elephants

SunB&WEllie2

Bull Elephant, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Bull Elephant, Etosha National Park. I adore elephants. He was huge. You can’t tell from the tree how big he was.

Black & White Sunday: A Favorite

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