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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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Uploaded Jun 17, 2011. Captured Jun 2, 2011 20:53.
  • NIKON D300
  • f/6.3
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO200
  • 300mm