African Bush Elephant

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African Bush Elephant[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Loxodonta
Species: L. africana
Binomial name
Loxodonta africana
(Blumenbach, 1797)

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Shoshani, Jeheskel (16 November 2005). Wilson, Don E., and Reeder, DeeAnn M., eds. ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2 vols. (2142 pp.). pp. 91. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0 . OCLC 62265494 . http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3.
  2. 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