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Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantine and the order Proboscis. Traditionally, two species were known, the African elephant (Periodontal African) and the Asian elephant (Elephants maxims). However, recent evidence suggests that African bush elephants and African forest elephants are separate species (L. African and L. cyclist respectively). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia. They are the only surviving proboscis, although several extinct species have been identified, including the elephants' close relatives, the mammoths. Elephants are the largest living terrestrial animals; male African elephants can reach a height of 4 m (13 ft) and weigh as much as 7,000 kg (15,000 lb). These animals have several distinctive features, including a long proboscis or trunk that they use for numerous purposes, particularly for grasping objects. The ear flaps are particularly large and help to control the temperature of their massive bodies. Their incisors grow into large tusks, which serve as tools for moving objects and digging, as well as weapons for fighting. African elephants have larger ears and concave backs while Asian elephants have smaller ears and a convex back.

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8 January 2013 at 09:02


We really like those great picture about elephant!

Today, wildlife experts agree that elephants are in great danger and need human protection to survive. People have destroyed much of the elephant's natural surroundings by clearing land for settlement and farms.

Many African and Asian nations have set aside land to protect the habitats of elephants and other wild animals. This land lies in national parks and in areas called reserves. Butsome wildlife experts fear that this amount of land is not large enough to save many wild elephants.

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