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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"We need to reduce demand in Asia and improve the livelihoods of people who are living with elephants in Africa; these are the two biggest targets to ensure the long-term survival of elephants," Beale said, adding, "While we can't forget about anti-poaching and law enforcement, improving this alone will not solve the poaching problem."
The ongoing killings of elephants in Africa cannot be allowed to go on or else we stand the real risks of losing viable elephant populations in Africa within our generation and losing the many invaluable ecological, socio-cultural and economic benefits that elephants provide.
Estimates said there were about five million elephants in Africa a century ago.
Mr Monggae said Botswana also had the largest population of elephants in Africa.
The argument is that such "historic" pieces can't possibly be connected to the slaughter of elephants in Africa today.