Elephants drunk on native fruit at South Africa’s Singita Sabi Sand

The abundance of the Marula fruit around Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa, this winter proved to be a great excuse for some elephants to party. Like apples on the ground, Marula fruit ferment after they fall off a tree. An African legend describes the results, and these photos provide the evidence, showing the massive pachyderms as they get hammered. In fact, eyewitnesses described the elephants stumbling, falling over and otherwise displaying signs of boozing familiar to humans.

Singita Sabi Sand (www.singita.com) is in the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park. Here’s another slideshow of Kruger’s amazing wildlife.

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