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Flapping of the ears helps to cool an elephant in two ways. In addition to enabling the ears to act as a fan and move air over the rest of the elephant’s body, flapping also cools the blood as it circulates through the veins in the ears. As the cooler blood re-circulates through the elephant’s body, the animal’s core temperature will decrease several degrees.
Info source URL: https://elephantconservation.org/elephants/just-for-kids/
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The photo was taken during September 2017 near Tshokwane Picnic Site, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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