Female African Bush Elephant
The African bush elephant (Loxondonta africana), is the world's heaviest land animal, as well as the smartest, which makes it largely safe from predation. It is armed with a long, mobile trunk that can stretch upwards to peel leaves, bark and twigs from trees as well as reach down to pull out grasses. The elephant's long, curved tusks can also serve as deadly weapons.

When faced with the world's biggest rhinoceros - the white rhino, who will be victorious?

Physical propertiesEdit

An African elephant bull can weight up to 6 tons, reach 13 feet (3.9 meters) in height, and 16 feet (4.8 m) in length.


Once the African elephants were widespread all over Africa, but poaching and habitat destruction have reduced them to several pockets - usually in game reserves and national parks - south of the Sahara.


  • 2 1/8 m (7 ft.) tusks.
  • Trunk (absent in the rhinoceros.
  • Taller than the rhinoceros is.
  • Great intelligence.