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Bull African Elephant in Jungle
African Elephant
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Proboscidea is an order including only one family, Elephantidae or the elephants, with 3 species: the Savannah Elephant, the Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant (formerly known as the Indian Elephant). During the period of the ice age there were more, now extinct species, including the elephant-like mammoth and mastodont and the "shovel tuskers", the platybelodon and amebelodon.

Elephants are the largest living land mammals. At birth it is common for an elephant calf to weigh 100 kg (225 pounds). It takes 20 to 22 months for a baby elephant to develop, the longest gestation period of any land animal. The largest elephant ever recorded was a male shot in Angola in 1974, that weighed 12 tonnes (13.5 tons).

An elephant's most obvious characteristic is the trunk, a much elongated combination of nose and upper lip, which can be used to grab objects such as food. Elephants also have tusks, large teeth coming out of their upper jaws. Elephant tusks are the major source of ivory, but because of the increased rarity of elephants, hunting and ivory trade is now illegal.

Elephants are vegetarians, spending 16 hours a day collecting plant food from all levels. Their diet is at least 50% grasses, supplemented with leaves, twigs, bark, roots, and small amounts of fruits, seeds and flowers. Because elephants only use 40% of what they eat they have to make up for their digestive system's lack of efficiency in volume. An adult elephant can consume 300 to 600 pounds of food a day. 60% of that food leaves the elephant's body undigested.

Walking at a normal pace an elephant covers about 2 to 4 miles an hour but they can reach 24 miles an hour at full speed.

It has long been known that African and Asian elephants were separate species. African elephants tend to be larger than the Asian species (up to 4m high and 7500kg) and have bigger ears (which are rich in veins and thought to help in cooling off the blood in the hotter African climate). Female African elephants have tusks, while female Asian Elephants do not. African elephants have a dipped back, as compared with the Asian species, and have two "fingers" at the tip of their trunks, as opposed to only one.

Poaching has had some unexpected consequences on elephant anatomy as well. African ivory hunters, by killing only tusked elephants, have given a much larger chance of mating to elephants with small tusks or no tusks at all. The propagation of the absent-tusk gene has resulted in the birth of large numbers of tuskless elephants, now approaching 30% in some populations (compare with a rate of about 1% in 1930). Tusklessness, once a very rare genetic abnormality, has become a widespread hereditary trait.

Elephants have been used in various capacities by humans. War elephants were used by armies in the Indian sub-continent, and by the Persian empire. This use was adopted by Hellenistic Ptolemaic and Seleucid kingdoms. The Carthaginian general Hannibal took elephants across the Alps when he was fighting the Romans. Hannibal brought too few elephants to be of much military use, although his horse cavalry was quite successful. Hannibal probably used a now extinct third African species, the North African elephant, smaller than its two southern cousins.

In the wild, elephants exhibit complex social behavior and strong family bonds. Most females will stay with their original natal group for a lifetime. Social hierarchy in calf-cow groups is based on size and age, with the largest and oldest females at the top and the smallest and youngest coming in last. Adolescent males determine their own ranking order through head-butting contests, where strength and temperament are as important as size and age. They communicate with very low and long-ranging subsonic tones.

A recent theory holds that elephants, which share an ancestor with sea cows, evolved from animals which spent most of their time in the water or even under water, using their trunks like snorkels for breathing. It has been recently discovered that the species can still swim using their trunks in that manner.
Taxonmony
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Proboscidea
Family: Elephantidea
Source: Wikipedia Read more about Elephants
VIDEO CLIPS
African Elephant
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Oakland Zoo
Short clip of elephant walking
African Elephant
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Morgan Park Zoo
Baby Elephant walking with mother- short clip
African Elephant
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Safari Cam Live
Elephants at Kruger Park
African Elephant
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Safari Cam Live
Close up male with Ranger Talking
African Elephant
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Safari Cam Live
Elephant showing aggression
African Elephant
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Safari Cam Live
Upset Elephant on drive at Edeni
African Elephant
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Safari Cam Live
Elephants on drive at Edeni Safari Lodge
Asian elephant
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Yunnan Animal Museum
Asian elephant
African Elephant
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National Geographic - Creature Feature Archive
Video of African Elephants
Indian Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Indian Elephant
Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Elephant Video
Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Elephant Video
Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Elephant Video
Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Elephant Video
Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Elephant Video
Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Elephant Video
Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Elephant Video
Elephant
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Honolulu Zoo
Elephant Video
Elephant
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Bronx Zoo - Congo Gorilla Forest
Gorilla, Bronx Zoo
Indian Elephant
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theBigZoo.com
Indian Elephant Eating Hay
African Elephant
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theBigZoo.com
African Elephant using trunk to pick up small rock
Asian Elephant
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CNN
Scenes from Sri Lanka elephant farm
African Elephant
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CNN
Training African Elephants
Asian Elephant
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PBS
Peaceful Giants
Asian Elephant
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PBS
A working elephant roaming in Bangkok city with an interesting narrative. "Humanity has endangered elephants in several ways, especially by hunting them for the ivory in their tusks, and by crowding them off their feeding lands as a result of the human population explosion".
Asian Elephant
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PBS
Elephant Sanctuary
Asian Elephant
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PBS
Watch a clip of Meg Ryan's "blind date."
Asian Elephant
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PBS
The mottled skin and light eyes of this elephant are good indicators that it is one of the world's rare creatures: the white elephant
African Elephant
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CNN.com
elephant eating pumpkin
African elephant
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BBC Nature: Wildfacts
"African elephants are the largest living land mammals. As well as being physically striking, they have remarkably complex and interesting social lives". African elephant Video
African Elephant
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PBS
Family Ties. Brief preview of a Pbs video
Asian elephant
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Arkive.org
Nice selection of Asian elephant video clips available in various formats
African elephant
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Arkive.org
Nice selection of African elephant video clips available in various formats
Forest elephant
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Arkive.org
Nice selection of Forest elephant video clips available in various formats
African Elephant
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Animal People
A clip of Elephants
African Elephant
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Klub Afriko Safaris
Elephant Close-ups
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