So, What Exactly Are Elephants?
Elephants are mammals in the taxonomic family Elephantidae,
which includes three living species: the African bush elephant, the
African forest elephant, and the Asian elephant. All elephants
have long trunks, tusks, large ears, thick legs, and tough grey skin. Elephants
are the largest living land species, with the largest African bush elephant
on record measuring nearly 4 m tall and 11,000 kg.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Proboscidea
- Family: Elephantidae