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Classification of the African Elephant Loxodonta africana
Mammalia; Eutheria; Proboscidea; Elephantidae; Loxodonta

There are two sub-species or species: Loxodonta (africana) africana (Savanna Elephant) and Loxodonta (africana) cyclotis (Forest Elephant).

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African Elephant
Research project by Rachana Shah on this species, including its classification, habitat, adaptations, nutrition, reproduction and interactions with other species.
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
WWF species program: overview of biology and distribution, threats, and current conservation programs.
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Fact sheet from EDGE, a conservation organization that focuses specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history.
African Elephant Bibliography
A searchable online database of literature references.
African Elephant Conservation Trust
Supports conservation of Africa's elephants within the context of human needs and pressures.
African Elephant Pictures
Image portfolio from Tembe National Elephant Park.
African Elephant: Loxodonta africana
Many videos and photographs with details of classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Conserving Africa's Elephants
Current Issues and Priorities for Action. WWF Report, May 1997.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Desnaring, education, and conservation of elephants and rhinoceros in Nairobi and Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Includes elephant orphan fostering program.
Forest Elephant: Loxodonta cyclotis
Many videos and photographs with details of classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Guardian Unlimited | The Elephant Time Forgot
Brief report on genetics of Loxodonta cyclotis.
IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group
African elephant database online, Pachyderm journal online, tools for the study and mitigation of human-elephant conflict and an African elephant bibliography.
Savanna Elephant Vocalization Project
About elephant behaviour, communication and conservation. Includes descriptions, sounds, photographs and video presenting the structure and content of African savanna elephant language.
Save The Elephants
Non-profit organization focussing on research, education, grass-roots conservation, monitoring and protection of African elephant populations. Includes details of projects, news, maps, links.
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