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 Forest Elephants are found in the dense, lowland jungle of west and central Africa where there are networks of trails that have been created over many years and link favourite feeding areas. They gather in large groups in clearings in the forest known as "bais" where they are able to obtain mineral salts from the soil.

Forest elephant in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Republic of Congo

African Forest Elephant - Facts, Diet & Habitat Information

African Forest Elephant - Facts, Diet & Habitat Information

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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.

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: Found in West and Central Africa’s dense rainforests, this subspecies eludes humans. Conservationists estimate populations by counting dung, as they usually cannot find the mammals. (Photo: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters)

African Forest Elephant: Found in West and Central Africa’s dense rainforests, this subspecies eludes humans. Conservationists estimate populations by counting dung, as they usually cannot find the mammals.

AWF commends China for its efforts to protect elephants from the ivory trade

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AWF commends China for its efforts to protect elephants from the ivory trade

African elephant (Loxodonta africana) in Tanzania

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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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