African Elephant

Loxodonta africana

Size: Up to 4m high
Habitat: Savannah, bush, forest
Feeding: Leaves, grass, bark and fruit

The African Elephant is one of the "Big Five" must-see animals in Africa. It is the largest land mammal.

It is unmistakeable with its grey hide, large ears, long trunk and ivory tusks. The male is much larger than the female and has larger, longer tusks. The female has a more pointed forehead.

They are gregarious animals living in family groups. They have a lifespan of more than 60 years.

They consume huge amounts of vegetation each day and can cause massive damage to woodland and forests.

The first photo was taken in the Selous National Park, Tanzania. The second was taken in the Masai Mara, Kenya, and the third in Laikipia, Kenya.









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