Baby Elephant The pregnancy period is 22 months. When the baby calf is ready to be born the whole herd creates a circle around the mum that is going to give birth to protect both her and the baby, once it has been born the elephants will help the baby stand. The older elephants including the grannies help look after the babies. The social structure is very important to elephants as they work as a big family.
Panthera Onca (Jaguar). The black one is LoLo, a melanistic jaguar. The spotted one is her cub, Ward. Funny thing is I have a black cat named Lotus, but we call her LoLo for short. Photographed at the zoo in Amman, Jordan. Photographer unknown.