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    My animal is an African Elephant, the african elephant lives in Africa. The African Elephant is the largest and heaviest land mammal in the world weighing up to seven tons. They also have the longest pregnancy of the land animal of two years, and reproduse sexualy. So a cow or female elephant haves about four calves in her life span. The babies or calves can weigh up to 260 pounds at birth and tend to suckle or drink milk from the mother for at least two years. The African Elephant tend to live in

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    African elephant, Loxodonta africana, are the largest extant land animal, and consume huge quantities of vegetation, approximately 1% (dry weight) of their body mass every day (Baxter 2003). They are classified as mega-herbivores, and generally considered the most principal ecosystem engineer, shaping the environment and driving shifts in vegetation (Augustine and Mcnaughton 2004, Kerley and Landman 2006). Elephants can have a profound impact on woody vegetation through consumption, pushing over

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    Have you ever visited a zoo when you were a child? Did you see any large land mammals called elephants? I believe most of you already know the physical appearance of a creature called elephant. However, do you know that elephants are classified into two different types, which are the African and the Asian types? Although the African and the Asian elephants come from the same family taxonomy, each of them shares some differences, such as, the physical characteristics, the living conditions, and the

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    African Elephant

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    African Elephant The common name is the African Elephant, the scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, the phylum is Vertebrata, the class is Mammalia, the order is Proboscidea, and the family is Elephantidae. The Closest Relatives to the African Elephant are: the Asian Elephant, mammoths, primitive proboscidean (mastodons), sea cows, and hyraxes. Scientists believe that the African Elephant evolved from one of its closest relatives, the Sea Cow. The geographical location and range of the African

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    The African Elephant

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    about the word safari? Most people tend to think about elephants or giraffes. In this paper I will tell you many important facts about elephants: how they live, their appearance, and many other interesting facts about them. There are two different kinds of elephants; the African elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). The African elephant is the larger of the two. Measuring from the shoulder, African elephants are on average 10.8 feet (females 8.9 feet), and the average

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    The African Bush Elephant

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    African Elephant The African Bush Elephant, Loxodonta has adapted to suit its harsh environment. They can be found in most of Zimbabwe and Botswana. The rainfall in Botswana mainly occurs in December, January and February which is the wet season. There is 600mm of rain in the north-east of Botswana and 200mm in the drier south-west. (Siyabona Africa, 2014, stated) Adaptations: Limbs Skeleton An elephant has a large skull to use as a weapon when competing with other elephants over territory

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    African elephants tower over every other land animal on earth. Elephants are strong, loyal, and social mammals. When the going gets tough they look to the heard for help. These massive mammals use every inch of their bodies to help them get by and survive in the harsh environments of Africa, especially when one of their own are in danger. According to World Wildlife, African elephants are easily recognized by their large trunks. Along with their giant ears and teeth like tusks (World Wildlife)

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    body. In the case of the White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) and the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana), this skeletal system is important in providing support for the heavy body of each animal, as well as providing adequate movement and protection. This review will provide background information on the White Rhinoceros and the African Elephant, compare the skeletal systems of the White Rhinoceros and the African Elephant, and also address the presence of their horns/tusks as a part of the skeletal

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    The Elephant is something to marvel at there is no animal quite like them. Between its shear size (the largest terrestrial mammal alive today), the familiar emotions they share with humans such as mourning for their dead, or their unique features like their large trunks, tusks, and ears, there is nothing that compares. These are some reasons why this large beautiful animal should not be taken for granted in today’s society. Unfortunately they have been between the illegal poaching for ivory, human

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    Elephants are dated to be around this earth for about six million years ago. Mammoth remains have been found in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America, today most of elephants around earth are mostly found only around Africa. Mammoths are also believed to have originally evolved in North Africa about 4.8 million years ago, where bones of them have been found in Chad, Libya, and Morocco. I believe that throughout time the mammoth has evolved to not become extinct. In spite the fact that the mammoth

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