Elephants are large mammals of which three species are recognised:
– the African bush elephant
– the African forest elephant
– the Asian elephant
Male African elephants are the largest extant terrestrial animals and can reach a height of 4 m (13 ft) and weigh 7,000 kg (15,000 lb). African elephants have larger ears and concave backs while Asian elephants have smaller ears and convex or level backs.
Females (“cows”) tend to live in family groups, which can consist of one female with her calves or several related females with offspring. The groups are led by an individual known as the matriarch, often the oldest cow. Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild.
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