Is Elephant dangerous?

I never see elephant in person since I was young. But it is good to see them in pictures. I wish there is an elephant here in Philippines but I did not see or hear any. Africa has full of wild life and I like Africa. I like desert as long as the weather is good like balance temperature. I hope the article I share here with you today will help you find the answer of your research. It is my pleasure to always help or write an article about interesting topic like this. As you can see the photo elephant is a big animals and it is much bigger that water buffalo. Be aware of elephant they might attack you. Last month ago I been watching movie and there was an elephant on the news. It said elephant attacked human. I believe to that animals attack especially if they think you are not belong with

African elephants are the species of elephants in the genus Loxodonta (Greek for 'oblique-sided tooth'[1]), one of the two existing genera in Elephantidae. Although it is commonly believed that the genus was named by Georges Cuvier in 1825, Cuvier spelled it Loxodonte. An anonymous author romanized the spelling to Loxodonta and the ICZN recognizes this as the proper authority. Size of African elephants are bigger than Asian Elephants. Males stand 3.6 m (12 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 5,400 kg (12,000 lb), while females stand 3 m (9.8 ft) and weigh between 3,600 and 4,600 kg (7,900 and 10,000 lb).However, males can get as big as 6,800 kg (15,000 lb).

Teeth of African Elephant - Elephants have four molars; each weighs about 5 kg (11 lb) and measures about 30 cm (12 in) long. As the front pair wear down and drop out in pieces, the back pair shift forward and two new molars emerge in the back of the mouth. Elephants replace their teeth six times. At about 40 to 60 years of age the elephant no longer has teeth and will likely die of starvation, a common cause of death.Their tusks are teeth; the second set of incisors become the tusks. They are used for digging for roots and stripping the bark off trees for food, for fighting each other during mating season, and for defending themselves against predators. The tusks weigh from 23–45 kg (51–99 lb) and can be from 1.5–2.4 m (5–8 ft) long. Unlike Asian elephants, both male and female African elephants have tusks.The enamel plates of the molars are lesser in number than in Asian elephants.

Conservation - Poaching significantly reduced the population of Loxodonta in certain regions during the 20th century. An example of this poaching pressure is in the eastern region of Chad—elephant herds there were substantial as recently as 1970, with an estimated population of 400,000; however, by 2006 the number had dwindled to about 10,000. The African elephant nominally has governmental protection, but poaching is still a serious issue.

Human encroachment into or adjacent to natural areas where bush elephants occur has led to recent research into methods of safely driving groups of elephants away from humans, including the discovery that playback of the recorded sounds of angry honey bees are remarkably effective at prompting elephants to flee an area. Some elephant communities have grown so large, in Africa, that some communities have resorted to culling large amounts to help sustain the ecosystem.