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The African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the larger of the two species of African elephant.

Both it and the African forest elephant have usually been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant, but recent evidence has seen the forest elephant classified as a distinct species (although this status is not conclusively accepted due to a gradual reduction in elephant size between savanna and forest environments). Some authorities still consider the currently available evidence as insufficient for splitting African elephants into two species.<ref>IUCN African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG): Statement on the Taxonomy of extant Loxodonta (February, 2006)</ref>


African bush elephant sections
Intro   Description    Diet    Social behavior    Predators    Species differences    Conservation    See also    References    External links   

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