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.
Unfortunately, it doesn't require much of an imaginative leap to picture that someday the African elephant could find itself in a similar situation.
Since the African elephant was originally listed as threatened in 1978, the species' population has declined by about 60 percent, primarily due to poaching for the ivory trade.
African elephant but on national security, regional security, economies and livelihoods.
But, overall, the population of the African elephant is in decline.
The yet unamed baby African elephant is only the second calf in the world to be born in such extraordinary circumstances.
Beijing: China crushed a pile of ivory reportedly weighing over six tonnes on Monday, in a landmark event aimed at shedding its image as a global hub for the illegal trade in African elephant tusks.
Delegates have gathered in Botswana to discuss the plight of the African Elephant for a meeting hosted by the Government of Botswana and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
By ROBIN GERLACH, founder of Elephant Gin, an artisan gin that donates 15 per cent of its profits to African elephant foundations.
Washington, Nov 6 ( ANI ): Researchers have revealed that a 300-year-old type specimen for Asian elephants is actually an African elephant.

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