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

Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • African Bush Elephant
    • African Elephant
    • African Plains Savanna Elephant
  • Kiswahili
    • Ndovu
  • Scientific Names
    • Loxodonta africana
    • Loxodonta africana oxyotis
    • Loxodonta cyclotis
  • Spanish
    • Elefante Africano

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Recent observations

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

martingrimm

Date

December 4, 2012 11:40 AM EAT

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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john11

Date

February 16, 2002

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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csavy

Date

May 31, 2010

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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liesbeth

Date

August 12, 2007

Description

Herd with 30 elephants

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Square

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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laurenbaur

Date

March 16, 2014

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What

African elephant Loxodonta africana

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gvi_shimoni

Date

July 13, 2013 01:46 PM EAT

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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rwp84

Date

July 5, 1990

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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csavy

Date

March 5, 2011

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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jimsteamer

Date

the past

Description

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammal
Superorder: Afrotheria
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

csavy

Date

January 2, 2014

Description

2 bulls, regularly seen around mid-day

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

rwp84

Date

October 10, 1998

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

rwp84

Date

October 10, 1998
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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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