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African Savanna Elephant (Loxodonta africana), Masai Mara Reserve, Kenya

The African Bush Elephant or African Savanna Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both the Savanna Elephant and the African Forest Elephant have usually been classified as a single species, known simply as the African Elephant. Whether species or subspecies, the African Savanna Elephant is larger than the Forest Elephant and is the largest living terrestrial animal on earth. It normally reaches 6 to 7.3 metres in length and 3.5 to 4 metres in height at the head, and weighing between 6,000 to 9,000 kg.

Year: 2015

From album: African Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: cats fauna Kenya Krüger National Park Thompsons gazelles wildlife zebra

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