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The African Elephant population that once showed promising signs of recovery, could be at risk due to the recent surge in poaching for the illegal ivory trade. Learn more about the African elephant, as well as the threats this species faces, what WWF is doing to protect its future, and how you can help.


Meet the African Bush Elephant. The African bush elephant is the largest land mammal in the world and the largest of the three elephant species. Adults reach up to 24 feet in length and 13 feet in height and weigh up to 11 tons. As herbivores, they spend much of their days foraging and eating grass, leaves, bark, fruit, and a variety of foliage.


Interesting African Elephant Facts for Kids: 1. Size Matters: In the world of elephants, the bigger the size is the more better it is. That means looking big really matters among the elephants. Male African elephants grow throughout their life and can reach up to 7.5 tons which is more than two hummers. 2.


The largest animal on land, the African elephant starts out life big - usually 200 pounds at birth, and grows at a rate of up to 2 pounds a day. Most adult males reach full height - about 10 or 11 feet- at age fifteen, but continue to gain mass well into their thirties.


The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) lives in some 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. (Image credit: Alicia Wirz/IUCN) There's another thing sets them apart: Only male Asian elephants grow ...


Big Tim, a beloved elephant who was one of Africa's last giant "tuskers", has died, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Wednesday. "The celebrated elephant died early Tuesday morning aged 50," KWS said in a statement. A survivor of poachers, Big Tim was found dead of natural causes in Amboseli National Park at the foot of the snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro, the Ambosel...


You should start by determining whether the elephant you are trying to identify is male or female, and will get help from How to sex African Elephants. It helps to be able to put the elephant you are trying to identify into a size category. Size categories correspond to rough age ranges.


At the trunk’s tip, African elephant have two fingers while Asian elephants have one. The dexterity of the fingers allows an elephant the ability to do things like deftly pick up a single blade ...


Big-tusked elephants will always be in demand by hunters and poachers, and the Timbavati controversy serves to highlight the importance of putting effective conservation policies in place to ...


Last of the Big Tuskers is an independent conservation film featuring the last big tusker elephants on earth. To see some bonus footage of elephants stealing...