The forest elephants in Dzanga Sangha are present in such densities that they modify the landscape by opening clearings and paths and digging water holes on which other animals, such as forest buffalos, Hartlaub ducks and antelopes, depend. It is extremely difficult to observe elephants in the dense rainforest but between 50–100 at a time can be seen at the Dzanga Bai forest clearing. The elephants go there daily to consume the mineral-rich soil.

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