Africa's Endangered Animals

The African Elephant

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  • 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


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  • 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

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  • 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


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  • 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)


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

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  • 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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