Did Hannibal cross the alps with African elephants or Indian elephants?
- 7 months agoFavorite Answer
They were North African forest elephants a species which is now extinct and not the same as African elephants that exist now.
- curtisports2Lv 77 months ago
- 7 months ago
African Forest Elephants. They were more numerous then than they are now.
- geraldLv 77 months ago
it doesn't say in the history books its assumed so, but there will no doubt be someone who knows for certain we rewrite history right here
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- Anonymous7 months ago
North African and possibly Syrian. It's also possible that these "Syrian" elephants were actually imported from India by the Seleucids because by that time the true Syrian elephants may have already become extinct. In the end only a few of the forty-something elephants actually survived the Alps crossing with Hannibal.
- wobafettyLv 67 months ago
African elephants. Part of their empire was in north Africa.