African elephants

Scientific name: Loxodonta africana 


The African elephant is the largest animal walking on earth. Found in 37 African countries, they are majestic creatures, easily distinguished by their large ears and trunk.

The African elephant has two family members – the savanna (or bush) elephant and the forest elephant. The savanna elephant lives in the open plains of Africa, whilst the forest elephant lives in the huge rainforests of Africa.

Here at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm we are home to the largest elephant facility in the UK, Elephant Eden. The state-of-the-art 20-acre habitat has its own swimming pool, heated indoor barn, sand yards, expansive fields and large willow plantation.

Endangered (Inc. Bar)
  1. At Noah's Ark...

    We have 4 African Elephants, Shaka, Janu, Sutton and Uli.

  2. We live...

    At the back of the zoo, opposite the Farm Fields

  1. Size Fact

    African elephants can grow up to 4 meters tall.

  2. Food Fact

    Elephants are herbivores with huge appetites! They can eat up to 135kg of food a day.

  3. Fun Fact

    Elephants grow 6 sets of teeth in their lifetime.

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You can support our conservation efforts and help with the costs of keeping rare and wonderful zoo animals by adopting an Elephant. Adopt an Elephant for yourself or as a gift.

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