African forest elephant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. African forest elephant male in a forest clearing, Gabon

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.

Central African Republic, Dzanga-Bai, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park,  Bull of Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) sucking up minerals

Stock Photo : Central African Republic, Dzanga-Bai, Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, Bull of Forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) sucking up minerals

African elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Tanzania

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Congo Rainforest Elephant

Learn about African forest elephants, as well as the threats this species faces, what WWF is doing to protect its future, and how you can help.

Long considered to be a subspecies of the African elephant, the Africa forest elephant is now considered by many scientists to be its own species—separate from the African savanna, or bush, elephant.   It is smaller than the better-known savanna elephant, has tusks that are straight and point downward, unlike the savanna elephants curved tusks, and has rounded ears while the savanna elephant’s ears are more pointed.

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Long considered to be a subspecies of the African elephant, the Africa forest elephant is now considered by many scientists to be its own species—separate from the African savanna, or bush, elephant.

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The African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) is a forest-dwelling species of…

Forest elephant numbers have decreased by 62% across Central Africa over the last 10 years, according to a study. The analysis confirmed fears that African forest elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) are heading for extinction, possibly within the next decade. (via BBC)

Forest elephants in serious decline

Forest elephant numbers have decreased by across central Africa over the last decade, according to the largest study of its kind.

African forest elephant ( Loxodonta africana cyclotis ). ---- 18 Animals Who Really Need Our Help Right Now

18 Animals Who Really Need Our Help Right Now

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.

Miniature African Forest Elephants Could Be Extinct in 10 Years   How can we let this happen? How do we decide which species to "save" and which can be sustained.  Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/03/miniature-african-forest-elephants-could-be-extinct-in-10-years/#ixzz2O7aDltsi  Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

Miniature African Forest Elephants Could Be Extinct in 10 Years

Miniature African Forest Elephants Could Be Extinct in 10 Years How can we let this happen? How do we decide which species to "save" and which can be sustained. Read more: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/03/miniature-african-forest-elephants-could-be-extinct-in-10-years/#ixzz2O7aDltsi Follow us: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

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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.

Rare African forest elephants (<em>Loxodonta cyclotis</em>) walk through a dense forest in Western Equatoria State, South Sudan. The critically endangered elephant species has been photographed by researchers for the first time in South Sudan, significantly expanding its known range, but even in these remote forests it faces threats from illegal logging and conflict

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Giant humpback whales, rare African wild elephants and Siberian ibexes are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Protecting an astounding diversity of species.   	Africa is home to certain species that are facing extinction, including mountain gorillas and Grevy’s zebras. By putting safeguards in place like training rangers, using sniffer dogs, and empowering communities, we’re helping to ensure all of Africa’s wildlife survives.

Wildlife Conservation

Just as humans favor one hand over the other, elephants can be right-tusked or left-tusked. You can identify the dominant tusk by looking for the tusk that is more worn down.

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