The African bush elephant is the larger of the two species of African elephant. Both it and the African forest elephant have in the past been classified as a single species, known simply as the African elephant, but recent preliminary evidence has seen the forest elephant classified as a distinct species.Weight: 8,157 pound (3,700 kg) on average (Female) · 12,125 pound (5,500 kg) on average (Male)
Height: 35.43 inch (90 cm) (Newborn) · 110.24 inch (280 cm) on average (Female) · 129.92 inch (330 cm) on average (Male)
Scientific name: Loxodonta africana
Gestation period: 670 days
Biological classification: Species
Belongs to: African elephant · Elephant
Map of African, showing a highlighted range (in green) with many fragmented patches scattered across the continent south of the Sahara Desert.