Indian Elephants are extremely sociable, forming groups of seven to eight related females that are led by the oldest female – The Matriarch. These groups occasionally join others to form bigger herds.
These elephants always stay close to the source of fresh-water and in Corbett Landscape, this source is the Ramganga River – The life-line of the region. Grasslands next to the river are a perfect place to observe the behaviour of these gentle giants. Here you see a Matriarch observing us at close quarters and ensuring the safety of the herd.