Schleich are famous the world over for their finely detailed hand painted figurines. Wild Life African Elephant, Female 14761 - African Elephants are the largest members of the elephant family and the largest land animals. African Elephants live in large herds which are divided into smaller families. The eldest and largest female is the matriarch and leads the others on the endless quest for food and water. Elephant calves are suckled for up to five years. Elephant cows stay with their mother until they are ready to start their own family. Calves stay with their mother for up to 12 years until they leave to join a "bachelor herd". Length - 17cm. Age guide: from 3 years.