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The Elder Loxodonta africana<br />
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The African bush elephant<br />
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Zambia African bush elephant,Geotagged,Loxodonta africana,Zambia Click/tap to enlarge

The Elder

Loxodonta africana

The African bush elephant

Zambia

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The African bush elephant 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.

Similar species: Elephants
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By Oddfeel

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Uploaded Jan 2, 2015. Captured Dec 26, 2012 15:55 in Lufwanyama, Zambia.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
  • f/11.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO640
  • 800mm