Dog Breeds

African Bush Elephant

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidae
Genus: Loxodonta
Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana africana
Common Name: African Bush Elephant
Other Name(s): African Elephant
Group: Mammal
Number Of Species: 1
Location: central and southern Africa
Habitat: Forest, savannah and flood plains
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)
Diet: Herbivore
Prey: Grass, Fruit, Roots
Predators: Human, Lion, Hyena
Lifestyle: Diurnal
Group Behaviour: Herd
Life Span: 60 – 70 years
Age Of Sexual Maturity: 11 – 20 years
Gestation Period: 20 – 24 months
Average Litter Size: 1
Name Of Young: Calf
Age Of Weaning: 6 – 18 months
Conservation Status: Threatened
Estimated Population Size: 300,000
Biggest Threat: Poaching and habitat loss
Most Distinctive Feature: Large, rounded ears
Fun Fact: Can drink up to 50 gallons a day!

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