Contact: Jennifer Shike
University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Caption: Forest elephants (shown) in Africa have now been confirmed as a new species of elephant and have been distinguished from the larger savanna elephant in Africa.
Credit: Forest elephant photo by Nicholas Georgiadis
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