African bush elephant

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African bush elephant
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Loxodonta
Binomial name
Loxodonta africana
(Blumenbach, 1797)

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.

References[change | change source]

  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