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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
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Oct 14, 2012. Captured Aug 12, 2012 16:05 in R526, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • f/5.6
  • 1/790s
  • ISO2000
  • 255mm