Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Elephantidae
        Scientific Name : Loxodonta africana 

                       Group : Mammal
                      Colour : Grey, Brown
                 Skin Type : Leather
                    Size (H) : 3m - 3.5m
                                    (10ft - 12ft)

                     Weight : 3,600kg - 5,400kg 
                                    (7,900lbs-12,000lbs)
               Top Speed : 40kph (25mph)
                Life Span : 60 - 70 years
Distinctive Feature : Large, rounded ears
  1. African Bush Elephant is the largest living creature on earth.
  2. On an average they grow up to 3.5 meters in height and 6-7 meters long.
  3. Their tusks measure up to 2.5 meters long weighing anywhere from 50 to 100 pounds.
  4. Their trunks are long and flexible and used by them to feed and defend themselves.
  5. They replace their molars six times during their lifetime.
  6. Despite that, they die due to starvation because of lack of teeth.
  7. Mainly found in Central and Southern Africa, they inhabit the grassy Savanna Plains.
  8. Their social lifestyle makes them less vulnerable in the African plains.
  9. They are extremely intelligent and emotional animals capable of loving, caring and grieving.
  10. The African Bush Elephants have a life span of 60 to 70 years.
  11. The female elephant gives birth to a single elephant calf after a 2-year gestation.
  12. The herd protects a calf till it grows its own tusks which takes around 6 years.
  13. They are herbivorous mammals that eat different plant matter.
  14. Their mammoth size ensures that they do not have any natural predators.
  15. The fact that they move around in herds also keeps them safe.
  16. Humans have posed a great threat to them by hunting them for their tusks.
  17. Despite a hunting ban, the African Bush Elephants remain an endangered species.

 

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