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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.
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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.
A near-total ban on taking baby African elephants from the wild and selling them to zoos has been approved at a meeting in Geneva, BBC reports.
The regulator of global wildlife trade will impose a near-total ban on sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after a final vote on the issue on Tuesday.
African elephants are the world's largest and heaviest land animals, standing up to four meters tall at the shoulder and weighing 4,000 to 7,000 kilograms.
The estimated population of African elephants is 0.4 million globally.
The communique says the summit reflected on the status of the African elephants in KAZA-TFCA noting that while overall numbers had declined, it was evident that countries such as Botswana and Zimbabwe had large populations while Namibian and Zambian populations were increasing.
Unfortunately, wild populations of African elephants have been decimated by decades of poaching and conflict.
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