It is a rare sight indeed to see elephants mating, we often see bulls in musth around the females, but the actual act is not seen often. We were just at the end of a game drive, and our guide took us to a road he had heard the elephants had been seen, and we came across a male and female mating.
Elephants have a 22 month gestation period, so fingers crossed, in just under 2 years there will be a new baby elephant for us to see and enjoy. The rest of the herd quickly appeared, and ignoring the happy couple, started playing in the sand.
The baby in this photo may not look very well, but was in fact happily sliding down the bank very happily.