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The Endangered Life of the African Elephant
By: Miss Eastwood

African Elephants
Scientific Name:
Loxodonta africana

African Elephants live in the Congo Basin and Coastal East Africa. They live in terrestrial ecosystems like grasslands and forests.

Abiotic Factors:
Grasslands receive a full day of sunlight and the amount of rainfall changes based on location.

Biotic Factors
: Mountain Gorillas and Bonobos are also found in this habitat.

Food Chain
African Elephants are herbivores because they eat roots, grasses, fruit, and bark.


Facts
Height: 11 ft at its shoulder
Weight: 6 tons (that's 12,000 pounds!)
Length: 19-24 feet
Current Population: 470,000-690,000
Endangered Status: Vulnerable
Limiting Factors
The biggest reason that African Elephants are endangered is because they are hunted for their tusks. Their tusks are made of ivory and used to make tools and religious objects.

African Elephants are also experiencing habitat loss because humans are moving into their homes and ecosystems.
Other Interesting Facts
African Elephants are the largest walking animal on Earth
Their trunks are used for communication and handling objects
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