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African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Elephant Poaching Increasing in Africa, Nearly 300 Elephants Slain in Cameroon
The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) is classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, with a probable stable to increasing population trend. Preliminary genetic evidence suggests that there may be at least two species of African elephants, namely the Savanna Elephant (Loxodonta africana) and the Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis). A third species, the West African Elephant, has also been postulated. The estimated population is unknown and estimates vary widely as do populations in various countries.
Elephant Poaching on the Rise in Africa CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks to Rob Atkinson, CEO of The Elephant Sanctuary, about elephant poaching in Africa.
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