Where Do African Elephants Live?


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African elephants, the largest land animals on Earth, are found in sub-Saharan Africa. These elephants live in a range of climates on the African continent, from the Sahel desert in Mali to the rain forests of central and West Africa.

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African elephants live in family herds of up to 20 individuals, with each family herd being led by a matriarch. Male elephants of breeding age are typically shunned; they travel with a bachelor herd until breeding season arrives or roam alone. African elephants are herbivorous, and adults can consume up to 300 pounds a day of leaves, fruit and other vegetation.

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