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African Elephant

African Elephant

– Permanent

Museum: Natural History Museum

Location: Kenneth E. Behring Family Rotunda, 1st Floor & Balcony, 2nd Floor

The museum's 8-ton, 14-foot-tall African elephant is in a setting that re-creates the Angolan bush. The diorama also introduces important ideas in botany, entomology, mineral sciences, and zoology, as well as information on the ancestors of modern-day elephants and the elephants' importance in African cultures.

The Elephant's World—located on the Rotunda Balcony, second floor—includes interactive Elephant Discovery Stations that provide additional information on elephants and their habitat and is made up of the following two sections: Fossil Elephants and Elephants in Art.

Videos (run continuously; in Rotunda and on Balcony)
Interactive Learning Stations (Balcony)

Online Exhibition