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African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Subject: African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
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African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)

THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT. This species of the Elephant family differs from the other or Indian species by its larger ears, more
powerful tusks and darker skin. It roams wild over a large portion of Africa, although the eager pursuit of the ivory hunters is constantly thin-
ning the herds. This picture brings out the characteristics of this great animal with wonderful fidelity. .Elcfhas africanus.)
Date 1895
Author Brehm, Alfred Edmund; Haacke, Wilhelm; Pechuël-Loesche, Eduard; Schmidtlein, Richard.
Full title Brehm's Life of animals : a complete natural history for popular home instruction and for the use of schools.

The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both it and the African forest elephant have in the past been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant. The African bush elephant is the largest and heaviest land animal on earth, being up to 3.96 m tall at the shoulder and 10.4 tonnes in weight. On average, males are 3.2 metres tall at the shoulder and 6 tonnes in weight, while females are much smaller at 2.6 metres tall at the shoulder and 3 tonnes in weight.

Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana (Blumenbach, 1797)
Synonyms: Elephas africana Blumenbach, 1797
Common Names:
English – African Elephant, African savannah elephant, African Bush Elephant
French – Éléphant d'Afrique, Éléphant Africain
Spanish – Elefante Africano

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