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African Elephant Side view of an adult African Elephant in the bushes of Kruger National Park. African Bush Elephant,African Elephant,Elephant,Kruger,Loxodonta africana,Proboscidea,South Africa Click/tap to enlarge

African Elephant

Side view of an adult African Elephant in the bushes of Kruger National Park.

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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 Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Apr 23, 2011. Captured Jul 27, 2009 12:24.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/4.5
  • 1/125s
  • ISO125
  • 75mm