The Forest Elephants of the Central African Republic Are in Peril

In Africa, there are two kinds of elephants: savanna and forest elephants. The species diverged somewhere between two and six million years ago, with the better-known savanna elephants spreading over the plains and open woodlands of Eastern, Southern, and Western Africa while forest elephants stayed behind in the dense forests at the center of the continent. Although the two occasionally hybridize, they are widely viewed as separate species.

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Last updated on 15 November 2018

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Central African Republic
Threats: 
Other
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals