Kingdom : Animalia
                   Class : Mammalia
                Family : Elephantidae
 Scientific Name : Loxodonta cyclotis

                Colour : Grey, Brown
           Skin Type : Leather
               Size(H) : 2m - 3m (6.6ft - 9.8ft)
                Weight : 900kg - 3,000kg 
                                   (1,984lbs - 6,613lbs)

          Top Speed : 39km/h (24mph)
           Life Span : 60 - 70 years
Most Distinctive 
              Feature : Rounded ears and thin, 
                                    straight tusks
            Fun Fact : The Largest known 
                                   mammal on land!
  1. African Forest Elephant is one of the largest living animals on land.
  2. On an average they grow up to 3 meters in height.
  3. Their tusks measure up to 1.5 meters long weighing anywhere from 50 to 100 pounds.
  4. Their trunks are long and flexible and used by them to feed and defend themselves.
  5. They replace their molars six times during their lifetime.
  6. Despite that, they die due to starvation because of lack of teeth.
  7. Their ears are large and rounded and help them hear and keep cool.
  8. Mainly found in Central and Southern Africa, they inhabit the Tropical Dense Forests.
  9. Their relatively straight tusks help them navigate the thick forests.
  10. They communicate by making low frequency calls detectable from far away.
  11. Their communication can’t be detected by humans due to the very low frequency.
  12. The African Forest Elephants have a life span of 60 to 70 years.
  13. The female elephant gives birth to a single elephant calf after a 2-year gestation.
  14. The herd protects a calf till it grows its own tusks which takes around 6 years.
  15. They are herbivorous mammals eating different plant matter.
  16. Their mammoth size ensures that they do not have any natural predators.
  17. The fact that they move around in herds also keeps them safe.
  18. Humans have posed a great threat to them by hunting them for their tusks.
  19. Despite a hunting ban, the African Forest Elephants remain an endangered species.

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