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

Classification
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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

martingrimm

Date

June 17, 2007 02:45 PM CEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

rdm24

Date

February 15, 2005 10:26 PM PST

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

asemerdj

Date

November 3, 2013

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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

asemerdj

Date

October 29, 2013

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Photos / Sounds

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

kotenburg

Date

July 4, 2008

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Photos / Sounds

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

muir

Date

August 15, 2014 01:29 PM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

An elephant taking a mud bath.

Photos / Sounds

P1030177

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

muir

Date

August 14, 2014 04:37 PM SAST

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

P1020730

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

muir

Date

August 10, 2014 06:43 PM EAT

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

muir

Date

August 8, 2014 03:46 PM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Trip's first elephants -- always a joy.

Photos / Sounds

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

muir

Date

August 7, 2014 04:57 PM EAT

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Photos / Sounds

What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

muir

Date

August 7, 2014 04:11 PM EAT

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

African Elephant Loxodonta africana

Observer

dremsen

Date

November 10, 2008 07:39 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Male in musth

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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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