All About African Bush Elephants

The African bush elephant, also known as the African savanna elephant, is the larger of the two elephant species and the largest land animal on Earth.

Its scientific name is Loxodonta Africana, and it is widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa.

The significance of their size goes beyond just being impressive; it  also allows them to access food resources that smaller herbivores cannot  reach, shaping the ecosystem they inhabit and making them important  players in their environment.

The African bush elephant, also known as the savanna elephant, is the largest land animal on Earth.

The African bush elephant’s habitat preferences primarily include areas  with dense vegetation, water sources, and open grasslands.


60-70 years in the wild


Regarding size, the African bush elephant is a true giant. It can grow up to 13 feet tall at the shoulder, which is equivalent to the height of a one-story building.

Their diet primarily includes grasses, leaves, bark, roots, fruits, seeds, tubers, and tree branches.


They eat up to 300 pounds of food daily, and their diet primarily comprises vegetation in their habitat preference.

As one of the largest and most potent land mammals on Earth, African  bush elephants are known for their complex social behaviors, which  involve a wide range of interactions with others of their kind.

At the heart of the African bush elephant’s social structure are its  family groups, which typically consist of a matriarch, her female  offspring, and any younger males.

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