How Many African Elephants Are Left in the Wild?


Most African elephants live on the savanna. How they are distinguished from the Asian elephant is by their size. An adult male can weigh as much as 14,000 to 16,000 pounds. They can grow to 13 feet at the shoulder. African elephants are herbivores that eat grass, foliage, fruit, branches, twigs, and tree bark. They have four teeth used for chewing. There are an estimated 35,000 to 40,000 African elephants left in the wild. Their elongated front teeth are known as tusks and can grow up to 7 inches per year.
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