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African bush elephant

species of mammal

The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant.[2] It normally weighs 13000 pounds and stands 11 feet tall at the shoulder. The population of bush elephants has drastically declined in the last thirty years.

African bush elephant
Elephant near ndutu.jpg
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Loxodonta africana
(Blumenbach, 1797)

ReferencesEdit

  1. African Elephant Specialist Group (2004). Loxodonta africana. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a range map and a lengthy justification of why this species is vulnerable
  2. Shoshani, Jeheskel et al 2005. Mammal species of the world. 3rd ed, 2 vols, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 91. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0