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

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All Names

  • French
    • Éléphant de savane
    • Éléphant de savane d’Afrique
  • German
    • Afrikanischer Steppenelefant
    • Afrikanischer Elefant
  • Afrikaans
    • Savanne-Olifant
  • Scientific Names
    • Loxodonta africana
    • Loxodonta africana oxyotis
    • Loxodonta cyclotis
  • Spanish
    • Elefante africano
  • English
    • African Bush Elephant
    • African Elephant
    • African Savanna Elephant
  • Kiswahili
    • Ndovu
  • Portuguese
    • Elefante-africano-de-savana

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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marcoschmidtffm

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October 10, 2008 02:46 PM HST

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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marcoschmidtffm

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January 26, 2014 09:47 AM HST

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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cypseloides

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November 5, 2009 07:38 AM CST

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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cypseloides

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November 7, 2009 11:47 AM CST

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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cypseloides

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November 6, 2009 05:09 PM CST

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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jadonald

Date

July 26, 2012 11:15 AM AEST

Description

This male elephant in musth was in a cranky mood. When he saw us observing him from a distance he came over and mock-charged us, before swerving away at the last minute.

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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carita

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February 15, 1996

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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tapaculo99

Date

July 20, 2016 08:59 AM EDT

Description

Our first stop upon entering Kruger NP was at Sable Dam, just 7.5 kilometers in from Phalaborwa Gate.
There was a large group of elephants at the water there, along with Impala (by far the most abundant species in Kruger) and few Giraffes.
This young elephant was acting pretty silly, running around and pretending to charge at some of the birds drinking on the water's edge.

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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jadonald

Date

July 30, 2012 11:10 AM AEST

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Chobe River

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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jadonald

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August 5, 2012 11:08 AM AEST

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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ccaldwell

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May 22, 2011 06:20 AM EDT

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African Bush Elephant Loxodonta africana

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oebenin

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April 5, 2016 11:33 PM CEST
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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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