What order is the African elephant in?
- Kingdom: Animalia.
- Phylum: Chordata.
- Class: Mammalia.
- Order: Proboscidea.
- Family: Elephantidae.
- Subtribe: Loxodontina.
- Genus: Loxodonta.
- Species: Loxodonta africana (savannah or African bush elephant) Species: Loxodonta cyclotis (African forest elephant)
What species does an elephant belong to?
All elephants are mammals belonging to the elephantidae family. There are two subspecies of the African elephant: the savanna (or bush) elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis).
What is the African bush elephant’s scientific name?
An adult bull savanna elephant can have a shoulder height of 3.3 meters (11 feet), weigh up to 7,500 Kg (16,538 lb.) and reach a length of 9 meters (30 feet). Females are smaller, weighing up to 3,232 Kg (7,127 lb.) and measuring 2.6 meters (8.7 feet) at shoulder height.
How heavy is an African elephant?
In brute strength, elephants are the strongest mammals and the strongest land animals. African elephants can weigh up to 6,350kg and they can carry up to 9,000kg, the weight of 130 adult humans.