African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth and they are a keystone species, meaning that they play a critical role in their ecosystem. The biggest can be up to 7.5m long, 3.3m high at the shoulder, and 6 tonnes in weight.
They eat roots, grasses, fruit, and bark, and an adult elephant can consume up to 300 pounds of food in a single day.
They have a complex social structure which is organised around a system of herds composed of related females and their calves. Males usually live alone but sometimes form small groups with other males.