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African elephant with flaccid trunk paralysis. (Sequence 2 of 4)

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Caption: African elephant with flaccid trunk paralysis. (Sequence 2 of 4)
Scientific name: Loxodonta africana
Location: Fothergill Island, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
Copyright: © Michael Turco 2009
Photographer Code: 1085
AGPix ID: AGPix_MiPTu14_1562
Photo Alignment: 35mm (horizontal)
Comments: The lower portion of this elephant's trunk is paralyzed. To eat the elephant would drag its' foot toward her body, scraping the grass from the ground. Then she would push the torn grasses onto the lower portion of her trunk and lift the trunk to her mouth.

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