In my haste to publish the Big V post I forgot to add a couple of videos we took at the same time we took the pictures I used for the previous post. Here they are.
The first video shows Big V reaching for the high branches while one of his askaris wait for an opportunity to feed. When Big V drops a piece of the branch from his mouth the other elephant tries to steal some but Big V does not allow it to approach. The video ends when another of the askaris approaches.
The second video shows Big V’s permissive behavior towards the female and her calf while the others are resigned to pick small bits from the ground. Regrettably I stopped filming before the female got really close as shown in the earlier post’s pictures.