African Elephant
Loxodonta africanus
African Elephant, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
nr. 860
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nr. 866
                                                                     nr. 015


Due to the desertification and the hunting ,once common in the whole continent, nowadays it still occurs from the southern Sahara to the South Africa. It is extremely protect.
It prefers the savannahs' woodlands but it is easy to find it in the near desert area and near the mountains.
Size:                                                                                      nr. 865
Male: 6.000 Kg.

Female: 4.000 to 5.000 Kg.
Shoulder height: 3 m.
The female's occipital area is squared, while the male's one is rounded. The female's tusks are more thinner and shorter than the male's ones.
The Elephant is active both by night and by day. It usually rest few hours during the night. It lives in groups until 50 individual lead by an elderly female.

Normally for each group it is present only one adult male. It takes bath in the mud very frequently to protect its delicate skin from the parasites and the heat.
Sound: Sound Elephant (38K Loads in approx. 14 sec.)
It feeds with every kind of vegetal and needs almost 200 liters of water per day.
A single calf is dropped after a 22 months gestation period, it's possible a twin's birth.

60 to 80 years. 

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