Hindusufi asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 7 months ago

Did Hannibal cross the alps with African elephants or Indian elephants?

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  • 7 months ago
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    They were North African forest elephants a species which is now extinct and not the same as African elephants that exist now.

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      interesting answer

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  • 7 months ago

    Asian elephants.

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  • 7 months ago

    African Forest Elephants. They were more numerous then than they are now.

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  • gerald
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    7 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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    • gerald
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      you suggest ? that doesn't know his ar**from his elbow ,yeah no thanks make your wingey reply like the girl you are and goodbye

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  • Anonymous
    7 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.

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  • 7 months ago

    African elephants. Part of their empire was in north Africa.

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    • Tundra Rob
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      7 months agoReport

      African Bush Elephants are difficult to tame but not impossible (Jumbo was a bush elephant), Hannibal's elephants were most likely the North African Elephant, a species that is now extinct.

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