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African elephants once numbered millions across Africa, but by the mid-1980s their populations had been devastated by poaching. Some populations remai

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thomson safaris africa elephant difference You Won’t Forget: The Difference between African and Asian Elephants

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Mother and Calf, African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana), Addo National Park, South Africa, Africa

Mother and Calf, African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana), Addo National Park, South Africa, Africa by Ann & Steve Toon via art.com

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There are numbers of difference between african and asian elephants, including the size of their ears, gripping ability of their trunks, and general size.

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Close-Up of Legs and Tail of an African Elephant, Lake Manyara, Tanzania

African Elephant: Lake Manyara, Tanzania ~An elephant’s legs are roughly shaped like columns or pillars, as they must be to support its bulk. The elephant needs less muscular power to stand because of its straight legs and large padded feet. For this reason, an elephant can stand for very long periods of time without tiring. In fact, African elephants rarely lie down unless they are sick or wounded. Indian elephants, in contrast, lie down frequently.

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Daughter of Invention:: African Elephant (^.^) Thanks, Pinterest Pinners, for stopping by, viewing, re-pinning, & following my boards. Have a beautiful day! ^..^ and “Feel free to share on Pinterest ^..^ #interestingthoughts #animals

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Nick Brandt expose un monde en voie de disparition à la A.Galerie,

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