African elephant

The elephant is distinguished by its high level of intelligence interesting behavior, methods of communication and social structure elephants are very social, frequently touching and caressing one another and entwining the trunks. They seem to be fascinated with the task and bones of dead elephants, fondling and examining them. The myth they carry them to secret elephant burial grounds however has no factual abuse.


Common Name: African Elephant
Scientific name Laxodonta Africana
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Genus Luxodonta
Species Africana

Where to Find the African Elephant

Found in Congo Kitunyaro, Maasai Steppe, Samburu, Zambezi. They live in nearly any habitat that has adequate quantities of food and water characteristics, from dense forests to open plains.

In Uganda it is fond on the slopes of mountain Elgon.

What the African Elephant Eats

They eat an extremely varied vegetarian diet including grass, leaves, twigs, bark, fruit and seed ponds. They consume 5% of their body weight and drink 30-50 gallons of water per day. Have a lifespan of 60-70 years identification

How to Identify the African Elephant

The African elephant is the largest living mammal its muscular truck is perhaps the most extra-ordinary services as a nose, hard, extra foot, signaling device for gathering food siphoning water dusting and digging. Both females and males have tasks and are right or left tusked, using the favored task more often tusks differ in size, shape and angle. Weigh 3.5 – 6.5 tons.


Elephants are gregarious and form small family groups consisting of an older matriarch and several generations of relatives. These formally groups are often resisted by mature males who check for females in estrus smell is the most highly developed sense but sound deep growing or stumbling noises is the principle means of communication hesitation proved is about 22 months.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Uganda Wild Life FAQ.

Haven't yet found what you Want...?

If you haven't yet found what you were looking for or you need detailed information about the subject matter on this page


feel free to ask our business travel consultants.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.