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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 Jennifer Thain

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Uploaded Apr 16, 2015. Captured Apr 10, 2015 12:10 in Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury, Kent, UK.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/256s
  • ISO200
  • 300mm