Adult bull african elephant

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African elephant males are perceived to be aggressive, hormonal and antisocial. But it turns out they have friendships and can act as leaders and teachers. Popular culture has painted male African elephants as aggressive, anti-social loners. But are they really the solitary beasts we've imagined, or are they just misunderstood? Raised from birth in a female-dominated world of mothers and maternal helpers, males leave their birth families as teenagers. But what happens next?

Elephant guide: species facts and best places to see in the wild

African elephant - SANBI

Q: What do you call a male adult elephant? And an adult female? What about a baby? Elephants have little in common with cattle, but they share with them the names for adult male bull , adult female cow and juvenile calf.

Male elephants are not the loners we once thought

Elephants are the largest land animals on Earth, and they're one of the most unique-looking animals, too. With their characteristic long noses, or trunks; large, floppy ears; and wide, thick legs, there is no other animal with a similar physique. Most experts recognize two species of elephant: the Asian elephant Elephas maximus and the African elephant Loxodonta africana , who live on separate continents and have many unique features. There are several subspecies that belong to one or the other of these two main species, though experts argue over how many subspecies there are and whether or not they constitute separate species, according to the San Diego Zoo.
What animals will you see on a visit to the Zoo during the colder months? Click to view the roundup of what animals love a snow day and who might be staying cozy and out of sight this winter. There are two subspecies of African elephant: the savannah elephant Loxodonta africana and the forest elephant Loxodonta cyclotis. The savannah elephant is found in eastern and southern Africa, living in varied habitat including marsh, savannah, woodlands, and semi-desert.