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Asian and African Elephants
Elephas maximus and Loxodonta africana
Elephas maximus: U.S. ESA - Endangered; CITES - App. I.; Loxodonta africana: U.S. ESA - Threatened; CITES - App. I or II, depending on subspecies and locality
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This figurine is carved from elephant ivory. While elephant tusks are the most common source of ivory, a variety of other species also produce ivory that appears in wildlife trade. Go to [link with ivory identification]
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