Largest land animal on Earth, and very impressive
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The African elephant is one of the highlights on a safari in Africa. This iconic animal is not afraid of jeeps and is often easy to view. This allows you to observe their behaviour. As well as take perfect photos.
Many tourists do not realise how big an adult elephant can get. And they are surprised when they come across one in the wild. Males, in particular, can grow up to 3.3 meters high. These animals sometimes bear tusks of more than a meter.
For years it was believed that there were two species of elephants. The African elephant and the Asian elephant, which live in many parts of Asia.
But DNA research has shown that there are actually two kinds of subspecies in Africa. You have the savannah elephant, but also the forest elephant. There is also a claim that there exist a desert elephant. More research is needed to make the difference clear.
The heaviest land animal in the world lives in groups of diverse animals, ranging from two to tens. Although you can also encounter a lonely elephant. The Latin name is loxodonta africana.