This is beautiful ( Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing.
Baby hippo needs a little underwater nudge from mama. Baby hippos are born underwater at a weight between 25 and 45 kg lb) and an average length of around 127 cm in) and must swim to the surface to take their first breath.
I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.
The mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) is a primate of the Old World monkey family, closely related to the baboons. Mandrills mostly live in tropical rainforests and forest-savanna mosaics, in groups called hordes.