An African Bush Elephant is a type of African elephant. They are the largest land animal on Earth and can be found all across Africa. An African Bush Elephant weighs around 7.5 metric tons (17,500 pounds) and can grow up to 13 feet tall (4 meters).
The African Bush Elephant has 5 toes on each foot and is made up of 11 muscles in its trunk. Each African Bush Elephant will eat around 300 lbs (136 kg) of food a day which helps it gain the necessary weight to survive the hot temperatures across Sub-Saharan Africa.
African Bush Elephants live approximately 50-70 years with their tusks growing throughout that time period at 2 inches per year. This means an average male will have tusks that are 8ft or more long.
The African Bush Elephant is an herbivore meaning it only eats plants so their diet consists of leaves, twigs, vines and fruit. The elephants will eat almost anything they can find including bark, roots and acacia trees if other food sources are scarce.
The African Bush Elephant inhabits grasslands, woodlands and forests all across the continent of Africa making them one of the most adaptable animals on Earth. They can be found in countries such as Kenya, Chad, Uganda and Tanzania where the land is not too dense but there is a good supply of vegetation for them to feed off.