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.
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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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The argument is that such "historic" pieces can't possibly be connected to the slaughter of elephants in Africa today.
The IUCN, which drew on a range of estimates and census data, said it now had a fairly accurate count of 415,000 elephants in Africa in the areas where extensive surveys could be taken, down from over 500,000 in 2006.
Overall, the illicit killing of elephants in Africa is believed to have declined from a peak of 30,000 in 2011 but remains far too high, according to a recent report.