African bush elephant

Local nameElefanten
LocationGiebichenstein, Halle (Saale), Germany

The African bush elephant, also known as the African savanna elephant, is the largest living terrestrial animal with bulls reaching a shoulder height of up to 3.96 m. Both sexes have tusks, which erupt when they are 1–3 years old and grow throughout life.

It is distributed across 37 African countries and inhabits forests, grasslands and woodlands, wetlands and agricultural land. It is a social mammal, traveling in herds composed of cows and their offspring. Adult bulls usually live alone or in small bachelor groups. It is a herbivore, feeding on grasses, creepers, herbs, leaves and bark.

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Address 2 Tiergartenstraße, Halle (Saale) 06114, Germany

Coordinates 51°30'24.695" N 11°57'43.847" E

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