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"The Big Five" of South Africa - Lion, Leopard, African elephant, Cape buffalo, Black rhinoceros. The phrase Big Five Game was coined by big game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. #Safari #SouthAfrica #Wildlifeen.wikipedia.com

Hunting in Africa! "The Big Five" of South Africa - Lion, Leopard, African elephant, Cape buffalo, Black rhinoceros. The phrase Big Five Game was coined by big game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot.

African elephant reaching for leaves by a waterfall (zoo habitat?)

What a pretty picture an elephant reaching for leaves by a big and beautiful waterfal

The African Elephant occurs in 37 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, & in the arid deserts of Namibia & Mali. The total population is believed to have suffered a decline due to poaching for ivory & meat, which has been the major threat to this species. The loss & fragmentation of habitat caused by human population expansion & rapid conversion is currently perceived to be the most important threat.

God lines shining on an absolutely Stunning Elephant

African Elephant. What a great post! We just absolutely love animals. Whether it's a dog, cat, bird, horse, fish, or anything else, animals are awesome! Don't you agree? -- courtesy of www.pawstruck.com

I chose this image for shadow and reflection because Elephants are my favorite animal. I love how the Elephant is reflected in the body of water that he is standing next to and also, how the sunset creates his silhouette.

There are numbers of difference between african and asian elephants, including the size of their ears, gripping ability of their trunks, and general size.

Asian elephants, smaller than their African cousins, are highly endangered. The subspecies shown here is found only on Borneo and faces threats from the conversion of their forest habitat to agricultural use.

African elephants, Kenya - Elephants are herbivores and they can be found in numerous habitats, including savannas, forests, deserts and marshes, and prefer to stay near water. Elephants are considered to be keystone species due to the impact they have on their environments.

oecologia: “ A baby elephant stays close to his mother in Kenya, Africa. (by: Petits Voyages) ”

African elephant, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, on the west of the Okavango Delta, Botswana

African elephant, Tubu Tree Camp, Jao Reserve, on the west of the Okavango Delta, Botswana by Chuck Babbitt.

The photographer has made regular pilgrimages to southern and eastern Africa to capture the stunning creatures on camera in their natural habitat

Australian wildlife photographer produces stunning album of elephants

Mother and Calf, African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana), Addo National   Park, South Africa, Africa  by Ann & Steve Toon via art.com

Mother and Calf, African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana), Addo National Park, South Africa, Africa

Endangered African Elephant:  African elephants are the largest land mammals and are also considered as an endangered species.     African elephants belong to the family Elephantidae, and is one of the two existing species of this family. The other member is the Asian Elephant, also known as the Indian elephant. African elephants have been classified into two subgroups - savanna elephant/bush elephant and forest elephant. African elephants are bigger than Asian elephants and savanna…

Endangered African Elephant: African elephants are the largest land mammals and are also considered as an endangered species. by princesanegra

Elephant on safari, Kenya - I didn't know that elephant's went on safari???

Elephant habitats are changing rapidly due to climate change. In addition to habitat loss, elephants are hunted for their tusks, causing them to become endangered.

Read about our visit to Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka. It's the best place in Asia to see elephants in their natural habitat.

Read about our visit to Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka. It's the best place in Asia to see elephants in their natural habitat.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

The elephants now have a natural-habitat preserve in which to live their lives. Thanks to the support of our Donors – the debt on that land is paid in full!

Loxodonta africana African elephant Family group drinking at water hole Sub-Sarahan Africa

The African elephant is the largest animal walking the Earth.

African Forest Elephant appearing through the trees. Due to poaching and habitat loss these elephants currently survive on what is now 25% of their original habitat. #AWFfacts

African Forest Elephant appearing through the trees. Due to poaching and habitat loss these elephants currently survive on what is now of their original habitat.

An African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) crosses a river. Forest elephants are an elusive subspecies of African elephants and inhabit the densely wooded rainforests of west and central Africa. Their preference for dense forest habitat prohibits traditional counting methods such as visual identification. Roger de la Harpe/Getty Images

Gabon forest elephants numbers collapse by 80%