Elephants of Sumatra - Bona Suckling with Aswita

Bona Suckling with Aswita

Bona Suckling with Aswita Aswita Bona's surrogate mother had taken to Bona like she was her very own. Bona doing the only thing she knew at that age tried to suckle off Aswita's teat of which there was no milk due to Aswita had not actually given birth. So it was very interesting to watch this process every day as Aswita would be very welcoming of Bona suckling and Bona always trying despite no result. You can see how malnourished Bona was with her rib cage and back bone showing from only originally receiving futile attempts at providing a supplement of sugary water. Lucky for Bona she got what was needed.

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  • Copyright: © Bruce Levick
  • Camera: NIKON D90
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/100
  • ISO: 1600
  • Focal Length: Not Available

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