African Elephant

Scientific nameLoxodonta africana

Type: Mammals

Diet: Herbivore

Height: 3.2 m

Habitat: Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests, Flooded Grasslands and Savannahs, Miombo woodlands, Acacia savannahs.

Average life span in the wild: Up to 70 years

Status: Endangered

Fun Fact

· The African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal.

· They communicate through vibrations (seismic signals).

· They have around 150,000 muscle units in their trunk.

· They keep their skin clean and protect themselves from sunburn by taking regular dust and mud baths.

· Around 90% of African elephants have been wiped out in the past century.