National Animal of Mozambique

National Animal of Mozambique

The African elephant is the national animal of Mozambique. It is the largest walking animal in the earth. They are found 37 countries in Africa. Mozambquie choose it as their nationl animal  and it has become the national symbol of Mozambique. Mozambique.s national animal, African elephant is a uniquely African animal and is the embodiment of Africans strength and resilience. As an unique african animal it has become the national animal of Mozambique.

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf, Sambru National Reserve, Kenya

The African elephnant found in Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests, Flooded Grasslands and Savannahs, Miombo woodlands, Acacia savannah. It is characterized by its highly dexterous trunk, long curved tusks, and massive ears. Their large ear helps them to reduce heat. According to a survey now 415000 elephants are wild.

Facts about Mozambique’s national animal (African Elephant)

  • Common Name: African Elephant
  • Trinomen: Loxodonta africana
  • Type: Mammal
  • Found in: Africa
  • Size (L): 2m – 2.7m (6.6ft – 9ft)
  • Weight: 5 to 7 tons (2750kg – 7700kg)
  • Top Speed: 40km/h (25mph)
  • Life Span: Up to 70 years
  • Color: Brown, Black
  • Skin Type: Plain and thick
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Favorite Food: Tree bark
  • Habitat: Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests, Flooded Grasslands and Savannahs, Miombo woodlands, Acacia savannah
  • Predators: Lions and tigers

The African elephant is serving as a great national symbol of the Mozambique. The complex social structure of elephants is organized around a system of herds composed of related females and their calves. Males usually live alone but sometimes form small groups with other males.

They can grow up to 7.5m long, 3.3m high at the shoulder.The complex social structure of elephants is organized around a system of herds composed of related females and their calves. Males usually live alone but sometimes form small groups with other males. Usually, a single calf is born after a gestation period of 22 months. Young elephants wean after 6 to 18 months, although they may continue nursing for over 6 years.

In short, recognition of the national animal ofMozambiquebrings a new source of pride for the nation.

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