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

Classification
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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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jimmymac2

Date

December 27, 2014 05:03 PM GMT

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Description

As well as drinking from this water feature it also drank from the swimming pool!

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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carrieseltzer

Date

July 9, 2009 01:26 PM EAT

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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carrieseltzer

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July 9, 2009 12:43 PM EAT

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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joachim

Date

August 19, 2011

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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carrieseltzer

Date

July 8, 2009 03:05 PM EDT

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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carrieseltzer

Date

July 8, 2009 02:16 PM EDT

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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bee-elle

Date

December 27, 2013

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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kylecmsmith

Date

September 8, 2014

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Description

Seen on a morning game drive at Skukuza

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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johnnybirder

Date

August 23, 2009

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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johnnybirder

Date

November 18, 2010

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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johnnybirder

Date

March 13, 2007

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

December 13, 2014

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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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