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

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

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Recent observations

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Observer

simbamangu

Date

February 14, 2015 10:45 AM EAT

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Description

Dung in riverbed under bridge

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

csavy

Date

June 7, 2014

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Photos / Sounds

What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

sindic

Date

March 6, 2002

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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

sindic

Date

July 1, 2005

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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

csavy

Date

October 22, 2005

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

nlaroche

Date

December 8, 2014 08:12 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

January 13, 2015 07:40 PM SAST

Place

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Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

vnsankar

Date

July 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Good sized herds (upward of 80 at times) observed on Ol Doinyo Lemboro Ranch, in N-Central Laikipia.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

simon1978

Date

January 10, 2015 03:06 PM SAST

Place

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Photos / Sounds

What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

jakob

Date

December 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Elephant dung clearly showing the importance of these giants as seed dispersers. The seeds with the 3 ridges are Uapaca sp.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

jakob

Date

December 10, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Very beautiful encounter with members of the same group seen a few days earlier.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

jakob

Date

December 7, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Group of 25+ individuals, including the largest Kasanka bull, which is easy to recognize as one of his tusks is much higher than the other

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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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