African Forest Elephant


Common Name: African Forest Elephant
Scientific Name: Loxodonta cyclotis
Also Known As:
Type: Elephant
Classification: Mammal
Diet: Herbivore
Length: 160 – 286 cm (63 – 113 inch) (excl. tail)
Height: 180 – 300 cm (70.9 – 118.1 inch) (at the shoulder)
Weight: 2000 – 7000 kg (4,410 – 15,435 lb)
Top Speed: 39 kph (24 mph)
Life Span: 60-70 years in the wild, 17-40 years in captivity
Migration Habit: Migrate during the dry season
IUCN Redlist Status: Critically Endangered
Population Trend: Decreasing
African Forest Elephant

African Forest Elephants are Mammals that are a species of Elephant. Their scientific name is Loxodonta cyclotis.

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

African Forest Elephant Habitat

African Forest Elephants can be found in many countries in Africa, these countries include Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Togo.

They strive in habitats like forests, savannas, and shrublands.

African Forest Elephant Young

These Elephants mature at the age of 8-14 years. Once matured, African Forest Elephants can have 1 young after a gestation period of 548-670 days.

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

References: Wikipedia and the IUCN Redlist.