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pertaining to or originating in Africa.

African buffalo
includes black Cape buffalo, red Congo buffalo and red-brown varieties from Abyssinia to Niger. See also buffalo.
African clawed toad
African daisy
see Seneciopterophorus.
African elephant
Loxodonta africana. See elephant.
African farcy
epizootic lymphangitis.
African glanders
see epizootic lymphangitis.
African green monkey
African horse sickness
a highly infectious, fatal disease of horses, donkeys and mules. It is caused by an orbivirus transmitted by mosquitoes and possibly Culicoides sp. The clinical picture includes an acute pulmonary form manifested by dyspnea, cough and profuse nasal discharge, and a subacute, cardiac form in which the principal signs are edema of the head and internally, oral petechiation and esophageal paralysis. The mortality rate is very high.
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African horse sickness, pulmonary form. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
African lion hound
African milk bush
African mouth breeder
African freshwater tropical fish distinguished by their behavior of carrying the fertilized eggs in their mouths. Called also Tilapia macrocephala.
African pig disease
see African swine fever (below).
African pygmy pig
see miniature pig.
African redwood
African rue
see Peganumharmala.
African star grass
African swine fever
a peracute, highly contagious, highly fatal disease of pigs caused by African swine fever virus, previously a member of the family Iridoviridae, now the only member of the genus Asfivirus. The virus is carried by wart hogs in which it produces no disease and is transmitted to European pigs via the tick Ornithodoros moubata porcinus. The disease was originally confined to southern Africa, but is now enzootic in most countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has spread on occasion to Europe, including Spain, Portugal and Belgium, and also to Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
Currently the disease is eradicated from South America and the Caribbean countries but remains on the Iberian peninsula and Sardinia. The disease resembles classical swine fever (hog cholera). Clinically there is high fever, severe depression, purple skin discoloration, incoordination and posterior paresis. Death occurs about 2 days after the first signs of illness. In recent times the proportion of outbreaks which have been mild in severity has increased markedly.
African trypanosomiasis
nagana. See trypanosomiasis.

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The 2015 Kruger National Park African elephant survey shows that there was a minimum of 17 086 elephants in the Park in 2015.
While ivory imports have been banned in this country since 1990, under previous regulations ivory that had been brought into the US prior to 1976--the year that African elephants were first listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species or CITES--to still be freely traded within US borders.
b call for the African elephant to be designated as an endangered species.
That's less than a tenth of the African elephant population.
well as reaching out to the consumers who are buying these illicitly traded goods and ensure they know the destructive impact this is having not only on the African elephant but on national security, regional security, economies and livelihoods.
African nations, where poaching elephants and smuggling ivory is common, agreed on urgent measures to halt the illegal trade and secure the survival of African elephants.
Unlike Asian elephant fetuses that have domed heads, relatively small ears, and a single "finger" at the end of their trunks, this fetus has a convex-shaped head, relatively large ears, and two "fingers" at the end of its trunk-characteristics of an African elephant.
Strengthen range States' knowledge about African elephant
A striking example of a cryptic species is the African elephant, which was discovered in 2001 to be two distinct species incapable of breeding with each other--the African bush elephant and the African elephant.
The Renaissance of Hunting the African Elephant is an extraordinary, in-depth guide to modern-day elephant hunting.
He will insert this chemical, which carries hereditary information, into the reproductive egg cell of a female African elephant (see diagram, right).

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