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elephants

Gwenn Seemel
It takes a herd to raise a child (African elephant)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

Children can even be raised by an extended family of individuals brought together by blood or by choice.

Like many ungulates, male and female African elephants live in separate groups.  Led by a matriarch, female herds are composed of related and unrelated elephants, all of them working together to raise the calves.

To learn more about the making of this painting, watch this vlog.