Globally vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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All Names

  • English
    • African Savanna Elephant
    • African Bush Elephant
    • African Elephant
  • Scientific Names
    • Loxodonta africana
    • Loxodonta africana oxyotis
    • Loxodonta cyclotis
  • Spanish
    • Elefante africano
  • Kiswahili
    • Ndovu
  • Portuguese
    • Elefante-africano-de-savana

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Recent observations

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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jng963

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July 22, 2012

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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aririfkin

Date

October 20, 2011

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Description

Stand off between African elephants and a Jackal

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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bee-elle

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October 12, 2014

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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bee-elle

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March 4, 2015

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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bee-elle

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October 10, 2014

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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bee-elle

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December 28, 2014

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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bee-elle

Date

July 20, 2014

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African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

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caesar

Date

January 29, 2012

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Description

Africa in monochrome

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leanne8822

Date

August 31, 2011

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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leanne8822

Date

August 31, 2011

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

leanne8822

Date

August 31, 2011

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

leanne8822

Date

August 31, 2011

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Description from Wikipedia

The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both it and the African forest elephant have usually been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant, but recent evidence has seen the forest elephant classified as a distinct species. Some authorities still consider the currently available evidence as insufficient for splitting African elephants into two species.

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