The Quiz: Which elephant typically leads an established herd?
A Herds don’t have leaders
B Bull with the biggest tusks
C Oldest and largest female
Females usually spend their lives in close-knit family groups made up of several generations of mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters and youngsters. Bulls lead a more solitary existence, although males do sometimes gather in bachelor herds. Both male and female elephants exhibit complex social behaviours.
The correct answer to this quiz is Oldest and largest female.