African elephants

Elephants continue to roam across Africa, but these magnificent beasts remain under threat from poaching and habitat loss.African elephants are the world's largest terrestrial animals. The trunk, an extension of the upper lip and nose, is used for communication and handling objects including food. African elephants have 2 opposing extensions at its end, in contrast to the Asian elephant which only has one.Tusks, which are large modified incisors that grow throughout an elephant's lifetime, occur in both males and females and are used in fights and for marking, feeding, and digging.The other notable feature of African elephants is their very large ears, which allow them to radiate excess heat.
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