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.
Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Western Africa [VIEW MAP]
Deserts, Forests, Grasslands, Woodlands
At least one of the two elephants can be seen virtually anytime, either in their outdoor habitat or inside the barn. The elephants may choose to be indoors on colder days. Zoo guests can meet and feed an elephant during an African elephant Wild Encounter.