Sadly, both the African bush elephant and African forest elephant are considered vulnerable species. While many conservation preserves and methods have been established, wild elephants are suffering from a loss of their natural habitat and remain one of the most commonly illegally poached animals. However, recent attempts to curb poaching have had a strong effect, hopefully allowing elephant populations a chance at stabilizing and rebounding in the comings years.
Although singularly referred to as the African Elephant, there are actually two species of elephants in Africa: the African bush elephant, and the smaller African forest elephant. Unlike their relatives from Asia, African elephants always have tusks and have larger ears.
Scientific Name: Genus Loxodonta
Characteristics: Complete with huge, floppy ears, massive ivory tusks, and a lengthy trunk, this figurine captures the essence of this wondrous mammal. Did you know that African elephant's ears are the same shape as the African continent? If you don't believe us, check out the ears on this true to life African elephant model!
Size and Color: 11.7 inches long, 5.85 inches wide, and 8.4 inches tall, this statuette is about as long as a standard American ruler, a touch shorter than the length of a dollar bill, and a bit taller than the width of a legal sized piece of paper. This slate gray, intelligent, and gentle creature will be with you for a long time, as African elephants can grow to be over 70 years old!
- The African Elephant is part of the Wildlife Wonders™ collection.
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