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

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

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Recent observations

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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nick22

Date

November 18, 2014

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What

African Plains Savanna Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

rennerosin

Date

November 7, 2014 09:41 AM PST

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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timbir5

Date

February 20, 2010 09:52 PM EST

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

timbir5

Date

February 7, 2010 06:10 AM EST

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

ctnash

Date

November 3, 2008 10:41 AM AEST

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Description

A dozen seen.

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No photos or sounds

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

ctnash

Date

November 3, 2008 10:41 AM AEST

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Description

A dozen seen.

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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martingrimm

Date

June 17, 2007 02:45 PM CEST

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 10:26 PM PST

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Square

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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asemerdj

Date

November 3, 2013

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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asemerdj

Date

October 29, 2013

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African Elephant Loxodonta africana

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kotenburg

Date

July 4, 2008

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

muir

Date

August 15, 2014 01:29 PM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

An elephant taking a mud bath.

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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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