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An African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo. Nicolas Deloche/Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Africa’s 2 elephant species are both endangered, due to poaching and habitat loss

A new review of the status of African elephants finds scientific grounds for dividing them into two species, and reports that both have suffered drastic population declines since 1990.

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