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Above is a picture of a parade of elephants. These unique creatures are the largest land mammals on Earth! They make their homes mainly in sub-Sahara Africa and throughout the rain forest. They may be stereotypical to Africa, but they are a great symbol of the strength of this continent.

Above is a picture of a parade of elephants. These unique creatures are the largest land mammals on Earth! They make their homes mainly in sub-Sahara Africa and throughout the rain forest. They may be stereotypical to Africa, but they are a great symbol of the strength of this continent.

African Elephants, African Elephant Pictures, African Elephant Facts - National Geographic

African Elephants, African Elephant Pictures, African Elephant Facts - National Geographic

By digging in the soil, scraping bark, and navigating thick brush, this African elephant sharpens and polishes her tusks!

By digging in the soil, scraping bark, and navigating thick brush, this African elephant sharpens and polishes her tusks!

thomson safaris africa elephant difference You Won’t Forget: The Difference between African and Asian Elephants

thomson safaris africa elephant difference You Won’t Forget: The Difference between African and Asian Elephants

Infographic about the African elephant - get students to make an infographic about a topic!

Infographic about the African elephant - get students to make an infographic about a topic!

There are numbers of difference between african and asian elephants, including the size of their ears, gripping ability of their trunks, and general size.

There are numbers of difference between african and asian elephants, including the size of their ears, gripping ability of their trunks, and general size.

Info & Facts about African Elephants via National Geographic http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/african-elephant/?source=A-to-Z

Info & Facts about African Elephants via National Geographic http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/african-elephant/?source=A-to-Z

African elephant (Loxodonta africana). The biggest of the Big Five – indeed the biggest land animal on the planet – needs little introduction...

5 Fascinating Facts About the African Elephant

African elephant (Loxodonta africana). The biggest of the Big Five – indeed the biggest land animal on the planet – needs little introduction...

Africa's Big 5 Facts and Information: African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

An Introduction to Africa's Big Five Safari Animals:

African Elephant Fast Facts~ Mammal  Diet:  Herbivore  Average life span in the wild:  Up to 70 years  Size:  Height at the shoulder, 8.2 to 13 ft (2.5 to 4 m)  Weight:  5,000 to 14,000 lbs (2,268 to 6,350 kg)  Group name:  Herd  Protection status:  Threatened  Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:

African Elephant Fast Facts~ Mammal Diet: Herbivore Average life span in the wild: Up to 70 years Size: Height at the shoulder, 8.2 to 13 ft (2.5 to 4 m) Weight: 5,000 to 14,000 lbs (2,268 to 6,350 kg) Group name: Herd Protection status: Threatened Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man:

Older elephants with larger tusks are becoming rarer due to their ivory.<br />

Facts About Elephants

natgeo: "Photo by @mattiasklumofficial A small herd of African elephants at a water hole in South Africa.

natgeo: "Photo by @mattiasklumofficial A small herd of African elephants at a water hole in South Africa.