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The African Elephant is the largest living land mammal.

Facts

An African Elephant

African elephants are the elephants of the genus Loxodonta (Greek for 'oblique-sided tooth'), consisting of two extant species: the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. Loxodonta is one of the two existing genera in the family Elephantidae.

Fossil members of Loxodonta have been found only in Africa, where they developed in the middle Pliocene.

In Walking With... series

Death of a Dynasty

In the last episode of Walking with Dinosaurs, modern Africa is shown, and a herd of elephants is seen.

Savage Family

In the third episode of Walking with Cavemen, elephants are shown coexisting with herds of wildebeest, zebra, and Homo Ergaster.

Appearances in Other Media

Prehistoric Park

In Prehistoric Park, after Martha the Woolly mammoth won't eat, the team decide to make her part of the African Elephant herd. Later, once the titanosaurs wreck all the exhibits, the female Tyrannosaurus rex chases the herd's only calf, however it is saved by Martha.

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