The red elephants of Tsavo
|| Tsavo East || Aug 2017
In reality, they are the same colour as other elephants, their red appearance is due to the repetitive dust bathing with the red volcanic soil of Tsavo National Park.
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.