African elephant


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African elephant

n.
Either of two elephants (Loxodonta africana or L. cyclotis) native to sub-Saharan Africa, having larger ears than the Asian elephant, with both males and females usually having tusks.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.African elephant - an elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusksAfrican elephant - an elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks
elephant - five-toed pachyderm
genus Loxodonta, Loxodonta - a genus of Elephantidae
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As Ptolemy Philopater testified of the African elephant, I then testified of the whale, pronouncing him the most devout of all beings.
It was a sight to see Queequeg seated over against Tashtego, opposing his filed teeth to the Indian's: crosswise to them, Daggoo seated on the floor, for a bench would have brought his hearse-plumed head to the low carlines; at every motion of his colossal limbs, making the low cabin framework to shake, as when an African elephant goes passenger in a ship.
But presently I guessed the identity of the mighty creature as Elephas africanus, or, as the ancients commonly described it, African elephant.
This follows a petition by Kenya and 29 other African Elephant Coalition countries to 17th CITES Conference in Johannesburg,' she told the Star.
However, some African elephant populations are still endangered because of the now-illegal ivory trade, for which hunters would cut the tusks off elephants.
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has welcomed the decision of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention for International Trade in endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) not to include all African elephant populations in Appendix 1.
The new rules come at a time when the African elephant is in the midst of a poaching crisis--some 30,000 elephants continue to be killed every year for their tusks--and wildlife conservationists worry that within a decade or so there will be no African elephants left in the wild.
The bottle, which features sleek new curves and design elements, including the shape of an African elephant etched into the glass, will be available in several sizes.
From 1979 to 1989, the African elephant population fell from 1.
The African elephant is the largest land animal on Earth.

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