Male forest elephant at the Langoué Bai (forest clearing), Ivindo National Park, Gabon. This male came to the clearing to drink mineral-rich water, obtained from pits dug by elephants at specific locations within the clearing.
Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) West and Central Africa Rapid deforestation by loggers has left forest elephants with just of their historic range. The population size declined by more than from primarily due to rampant poaching for ivory.
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The Impacts of civil war on the African forest Elephants in Liberia
The African forest elephant is a forest-dwelling species of elephant found in the Congo Basin. It is the smallest of the three extant species of elephant, but also the third-largest living terrestrial animal.