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The worlds biggest mammal
living on land - the male (bull) can be as big and heavy like 6,000 kg. There
are two subspecies of African elephants; the Savannah elephant (the biggest
one of them) and the Forest elephant.
Elephants are social, sensitive and highly intelligent animals - with a brain 3 - 4 times as big as humans. They can express compassion, self-awareness and grief.
Tanzanias elephant population has declined by alarming 60% in just five years - figures from 2014 show. Poaching is the reason behind, but also human expansion and needs for land are a huge problem to the most unique wildlife on Earth.