African Bush Elephant



Common Name: African Bush Elephant
Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana
Also Known As: African Savanna Elephant
Type: Elephant
Classification: Mammal
Diet: Herbivore
Length: 220 – 400 cm (87 – 157 inch) (excl. tail)
Height: 260 – 350 cm (102.4 – 137.8 inch) (at the shoulder)
Weight: 2722 – 5444 kg (6,002 – 12,004 lb)
Top Speed: 40 kph (25 mph)
Life Span: 60-70 years in the wild, 17-40 years in captivity
Migration Habit: Migrate during the dry season
IUCN Redlist Status: Endangered
Population Trend: Decreasing
African Bush Elephant

African Bush Elephants are Mammals that are a species of Elephant. Their scientific name is Loxodonta africana.

These Mammals are Herbivores, and groups of African Bush Elephants are known as a Herd.

African Bush Elephant Habitat

African Bush Elephants can be found in many countries in Africa; these countries include Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, DR Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Eswatini.

They strive in habitats like forests, grasslands, woodlands, wetlands, and agricultural lands.

African Bush Elephant Young

These Elephants mature at the age of 10-11 years. Once matured, African Bush Elephants can have one young after a gestation period of 670 days.

African Bush Elephant young are called calves and, like most animal young, are extremely cute.

References: Wikipedia and the IUCN Redlist.