12 Aug '12, 4pm

It's World Elephant Day! Find out how fascinating the world's largest land animal is

Next Prev Featured Story Cameroon Military Steps in to Thwart Poachers After hundreds of elephants are found slaughtered, efforts increase to secure a national park and its elephant population Read more Share: View Archive | Subscribe Common Name : African elephant Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana Location: Africa Subspecies: Savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana africana) Forest elephant (Loxodonta Africana cyclotis) African elephants once numbered in the millions across Africa, but by the mid-1980s their populations had been devastated by poaching. The status of the species now varies greatly across the continent. Some populations remain in danger due to poaching for meat and ivory, habitat loss and conflict with humans. Elephants are important because their future is tied to much of Africa's rich biodiversity. Scientists consider African elephants to be keystone speci...

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