savanna elephant

noun
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savannah elephant

Definition of savanna elephant

  1. :  an African elephant of sub-Saharan savannas that is sometimes considered a species (Loxodonta africana) or subspecies (Loxodonta africana africana) distinct from the forest elephant Biologists know a great deal about the savanna elephant, the world's largest land mammal, which is easy to spot and easy to monitor. But the forest elephants … are smaller, more elusive creatures. — Peter Canby, Harper's, July 2002

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1940

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1940


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