The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the largest animal walking the Earth. Their herds wander through 37 countries in Africa.
There are two subspecies of African elephants—the Savanna (or bush) elephant and the Forest elephant. Savanna elephants are larger than forest elephants, and their tusks curve outwards. In addition to being smaller, forest elephants are darker and their tusks are straighter and point downward.
African elephants are distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa, where they inhabit Sahelian scrubland and arid regions, tropical rainforests, mopane, and miombo woodlands. African forest elephants occur only in Central Africa.