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


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

Deserts, Forests, Grasslands, Woodlands

Kelly and Tara are now exploring their new outdoor environment in the all-new African Savanna. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the elephants’ care in our special observation area at the new indoor Zambezi Elephant Center. New to the Zoo in July 2019, adult male Msholo is acclimating to his new spaces – stay tuned for updates! 

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