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African elephants in their habitat need a watering hole that they can visit once a day. African elephants are diurnal as nocturnal.Elefants are the largest land creatures on earth. The two subspecies of the African elephant are Savannah elephant Loxodonta africana africana africana and forest elephant Loxodonta africana cyclotis. The Savannah elephant lives in the dry forest and savannahs of Africa. It has a shoulder height of almost three meters and a weight of up to 7.5 tons. The Ivory trade has severely decimated the elephant population. Since 1989, trading with ivory has been banned internationally. Since then, it is mainly the habitat loss due to the spread of agricultural land that threatens the population of African elephants.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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