Africa's Endangered Animals

The African Elephant

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Description







  • Classification: mammal




  • Skin covers the body




  • Weighs 6 tons or about 5000 kilograms




  • Height is 10.5 feet




  • Unusual characteristics is can walk 500 km and run 40 miles per hour



(A.I.)






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Food







  • They eat grass, leaves, twigs, flowers, trees and variety of fruits from trees




  • Food comes from grassland and fields of grass or trees




  • Herbivore




  • Not a predator




  • A prey for humans and often lions



(AF Point)







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Habitat







  • Located near Africa




  • Are important for ecosystem for Forests and other animals




  • Tropical weather with sunlight




  • Roam around in fields near lakes




  • Achieve food from trunks and trees



(Ezine)



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Adaption









  • Trunks are used for breathing, trumpeting, drinking, grabbing items, and communication




  • Tusks are used to strip down bark from tress and dig food




  • Tusks weigh 20-40kg




  • The ears raise to keep cool from heat




  • Can walk up to 500 km and 25 mph in running short distances




  • They walk 5 miles per hour




  • Live in a wide range: Savannas, Grasslands, Forests, and Semi-deserts




  • Powerful because they are heavy and huge




  • Hunt in packs


(AF Point)








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Deadly African Elephant The world's largest land animal

Endangerment and Conversation Efforts








  • Wide range, dense forest, savanna, grassland, marshes, thornbush, semi-desert, and avid desert is habitat




  • Family includes 10 individuals




  • Congregate to others when older




  • Around 14 or 15 years of age may have a calf




  • Savanna and Forests are environment


(AF Ele.)


  • Tusks for bark and food




  • Use tusks to defense from predators




  • Vulnerable and almost extinct



  • Luckily people have stopped hunting for their tusks





(AF Point)





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