Globally Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • French
    • Éléphant d'Asie
  • Scientific Names
    • Elephas maximus
  • English
    • Asian Elephant
  • Spanish
    • Elefante asiático
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 亞洲象
    • 印度象
  • Portuguese
    • Elefante-asiático

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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sudharmae

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May 4, 2016 06:07 PM CEST

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Elephant in Sri Lanka they have unbelievable behaviours specially understand the family members, keep some important memories and being friendly or being aggressive. These elephant babies in Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage they are growing up between the human which make them to feel more love and develop good behaviour among them and they are not changing that character rest of their life. Which is really amazing when we compare them with a wild ones.

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trboot

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June 30, 2016 05:48 PM HST

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trboot

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June 27, 2016 09:55 AM HST

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March 13, 2016 09:38 AM HST

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williamsnick606

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May 19, 2016 11:03 AM PDT

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Frenso, CA (Google, OSM)

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gurbir_gill

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January 2, 2015

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These animal can reach a height of 4 meters and can weigh up to 7,000 kilograms. Elephants are also herbivores and do not eat any animal produced material.

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micaelaclark94

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May 9, 2016

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May 13, 2016

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May 4, 2016 01:20 AM PDT

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devincox17

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February 4, 2016

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Grey asian elephant with smaller ears than the african elephant and more nail like structures

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May 9, 2016 09:19 AM PDT

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sal91796

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May 9, 2016 09:16 AM PDT

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Description from Wikipedia

The Asian or Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognized — Elephas maximus maximus from Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or E. m. indicus from mainland Asia, and E. m. sumatranus from the island of Sumatra. Asian elephants are the largest living land animals in Asia.

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