We use cookies to imporve your experience. By using our site, you consent to our cookie policy Learn more
arrow arrow_up breadcrumb-chevron-right breadcrumb-home dropdown-arrow-down loader GALogoWUNEP GALogo2018 GALogo2019 menu read-more-plus rrss-email rrss-facebook rrss-flickr rrss-instagram rrss-linkedin rrss-twitter rrss-vimeo rrss-youtube rrss_google_plus rrss_skype rrss_web pdf search share Completed In Process Ideas In Develpment Toogle Toogle Thumbnail View List View play close filter-collapse filter edit media_photo_library media_video_library graphics pictures videos collections next

African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), Masai Mara National 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 6000 to 9000 kg.

Year: 2015

From album: African Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Big Cats Environment fauna Gazelles Kenya National Parks The Wilderbeast zebra

Photos included in same album

View all media

Related activities

View all activities

Related publications

View all publications

Related news

View all news