African elephant are elephants of the genus Loxodonta (from the Greek words loxo (oblique sided) and donta (tooth)). The genus consists of two extant species: the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant.
Get this from a library! A baby elephant in the wild. T C Rodwell] -- With in-the-field photographs, this photo essay brings young children to the African scrub desert to witness how a baby elephant survives in the wild.