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Definition of the noun african elephant

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  1. an elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks

Alternative definition of the noun african elephant


  1. Either of two species of elephant, Loxodonta africana or Loxodonta cyclotis, found in Africa.


"African Elephant" is a book by Kirsten Hall.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

There are two living species, each in a separate genus (Ele- phas maximus, the Asian elephant, and Loxodonta africana, the African elephant).

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

Doran Ross's epilogue to Elephant, written in 1992, states that "indigenous ivory use never threatened the African elephant as a species." Ross concluded: "We cannot predict the future, but most evidence suggests that the intelligence and ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Native Art (2003)

Worldview, Symbolism, and Culture in Africa, Oceania, and North America by Hope B. Werness

Generally though, the African elephant is one of the most frequent symbols of royalty as in CAMEROON, BENIN and KUBA art. At Benin, the elephant was a general symbol of physical power, leadership, longevity and wisdom.

Google previewKnowledge Encyclopedia (2013)

by DK

if With its long trunk, impressive tusks, huge ears, and above all its colossal size, the African elephant is a truly spectacular animal. It is specialized for eating huge quantities of coarse ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Mammals (2006)

by Murray Wrobel

gracile Loxodonta Uranotheria - Elephantidae African Elephants Afrikanische Elefanten Éléphants d'Afrique Elefanti africani Loxodonta africana Uranotheria - Elephantidae African Elephant Kap-Elefant Éléphant d'Afrique Elefante africano; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Zoos (2001)

by Catharine E. Bell

See also Pan African Association of Zoological Gardens, Aquaria, and Botanic Gardens African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 12 African elephant. See elephant: African African Elephant Conservation Act, ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

An African elephant has larger ears and a slightly larger body than an Asian elephant. African elephants may stand up to 13 feet (4 meters) at the shoulder. The Asian elephant may reach about 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) at the shoulder.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Central African Republic (2005)

by Pierre Kalck

The Central African elephant herds may well be ...

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