ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Rare Eagle, Cloned Pups, More

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Louisville, Kentucky, July 17, 2008—Scotty, a one-year-old African elephant, swims with his mother, Mikki, at the Louisville Zoo.

Scotty weighed 285 pounds (129 kilograms) at birth. Full grown, African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth, some reaching 14,000 pounds (6,350 kilograms) and eating 300 pounds (136 kilograms) of food a day.

African elephants are threatened by poachers seeking the mammals' ivory tusks.

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—Photograph by Kara Bussabarger/Louisville Zoo
 
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