The worldwide conservation status of the African bush elephant
has been declared as an endangered species, according to the wildlife experts.
A striking example of a cryptic species is the African elephant, which was discovered in 2001 to be two distinct species incapable of breeding with each other--the African bush elephant
and the African elephant.
Something is growing in the recesses of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, behind the dinosaur displays and the mounted African bush elephant
, beyond the mobs of schoolchildren whose chatter fills the main hall.
At a total weight of around 120,000 tonnes, this is equivalent to 20,000 African bush elephants
Also known as African bush elephants
, their products are banned for trade by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites).