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African Forest Elephant appearing through the trees. Due to poaching and habitat loss these elephants currently survive on what is now 25% of their original habitat. #AWFfacts

from 99TravelTips

Discover the Countries of Africa

Africa elephants - Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Traditionally, two species were known, the African elephant and the Asian elephant, although some evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species. Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.

from BBC Nature

Forest elephants in serious decline

Forest elephant numbers have decreased by 62% across Central Africa over the last 10 years, according to a study. The analysis confirmed fears that African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) are heading for extinction, possibly within the next decade. (via BBC) » So sad...


Loxodonta africana cyclotis, Forest elephant. Sub-adults play fighting. Dzanga Bai. Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Central African Republic (CAR)

from Salon

African forest elephants are being massacred into extinction

African forest elephants are being massacred into extinction. The U.S. must ban the ivory trade.