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African pygmy elephant

[ af-ri-kuhn pig-mee el-uh-fuhnt ]
/ ˈæf rɪ kən ˈpɪg mi ˌɛl ə fənt /
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noun
a small African elephant of the Congo Basin that was formerly considered a distinct species (Loxodonta pumilio), but is now thought to be a diminutive form of the African forest elephant, the stunted growth likely due to environmental conditions.
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Origin of African pygmy elephant

First recorded in 2000–05

historical usage of African pygmy elephant

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