Infra-red Two Young Bulls

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Young male elephants leave the security of the family between the ages of 12 and 15 years.  The adult females become aggressive towards them and they finally get the message that they are not welcome any more.  They are then on their own.  They form loose associations with other males known as bulls groups and do a huge amount of feeding and growing before becoming adult bulls.  These two males will probably spend a great deal of time together as they grow.  They will spar frequently and will be constantly testing each others strength.  When they reach sexual maturity and come into musth they will then compete with each other for access to females in estrous.  It is then that all the years of sparring and assessing each others strength will pay off.