Forest elephants are smaller than savanna elephants, the other African elephant subspecies. Their ears are more oval-shaped ears and their tusks are straighter and point downward (the tusks of savanna elephants curve outwards).
28 Elephants Killed By Poachers In Cameroon: Officials said 28 elephants were killed in Cameroon in recent weeks as the rising demand for ivory caused hunters to seek out endangered species on protected land.
Forest elephant (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) West and Central Africa Rapid deforestation by loggers has left forest elephants with just of their historic range. The population size declined by more than from primarily due to rampant poaching for ivory.