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African elephant (Loxodonta africana) feeding on a thorny bush. The African elephant is the largest and heaviest land animal alive today, often weighing over 7000 kilograms. It is herbivorous, eating a variety of plant matter including grass, bark and leaves. It lives in large social groups throughout central and eastern Africa, in habitats ranging from forest to savanna.
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