African Elephant

African Elephant

This is one of the most distinctive animals on the planet. African elephants are the largest of the three elephant species. Elephants have many unique characteristics, and the secrets of some of their adaptations are still being discovered to this day. Elephants live long and very social lives centered around a matriarch and her offspring. The illegal killing of elephants for ivory represents a serious and pressing threat to the future of this species.

Loxodonta africana

Herbivore

Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Western Africa [VIEW MAP]

Deserts, Forests, Grasslands, Woodlands

Kelly and Tara are currently behind the scenes acclimating to their new environment in the all-new African Savanna, opening in summer 2019. Stay tuned for exciting updates on when Members and guests will be able to see them in their new habitat.

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