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

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

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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kimberlietx

Date

July 18, 2011 07:00 PM IST

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Driving on the bridge over the Yamuna River I spotted 1 asian elephant with a group of people. My family that lives nearby said the people use the elephants to make money, for tourist rides or as work animals. It was not restrained in any way.

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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givernykate

Date

August 10, 2015

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Asian Elephant at Auckland Zoo

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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mousamr

Date

June 20, 2015

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The giant in his "Masti" mood.

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Elephant

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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kokhuitan

Date

June 7, 2014 07:05 AM SGT

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Description

Panti 7Jun14
Tan KH

Today was a day of mega tick - literally Danny and I ticked the largest animal in Panti (Asian Elephant) at the entrance on a misty 7 am morning. Yes, we only reached Panti at 7 am, having being stuck in custom jam at Woodlands for about 40 mins. Then when coming back, we were stuck for more than 2 hours!

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

Date

May 27, 2015

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Elephant scat.

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Indian Elephant Elephas maximus ssp. indicus

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trislander

Date

June 23, 2012

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Description

An Indian elephant in Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu, India.

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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rajdusuraj

Date

April 26, 2015

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Indian Elephant Elephas maximus ssp. indicus

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sujithsivadas

Date

January 3, 2015

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Description

Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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thespy1602

Date

May 26, 2015

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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siddharth2787

Date

March 22, 2015

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Description

Elephant having her lunch in the Waynad forest on Karnataka Kerala border

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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antonygrossy

Date

February 5, 2015

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Description

In general, the Asian elephant is smaller than the African elephant and has the highest body point on the head. The back is convex or level. The ears are small with dorsal borders folded laterally. It has up to 20 pairs of ribs and 34 caudal vertebrae. The feet have more nail-like structures than those of African elephants—five on each forefoot, and four on each hind foot.

Musth or must /ˈmʌst/ is a periodic condition in bull (male) elephants, characterized by highly aggressive behavior and accompanied by a large rise in reproductive hormones. Testosterone levels in an elephant in musth can be as much as 60 times greater than in the same elephant at other times. However, whether this hormonal surge is the sole cause of musth, or merely a contributing factor, is unknown; scientific investigation of musth is problematic because even the most placid elephants become highly violent toward humans and other elephants during musth, requiring segregation and isolation until they recover. Female elephants do not undergo musth.

Elephants in musth discharge a thick tar-like secretion called temporin from the temporal ducts on the sides of the head. Temporin contains proteins, lipids (notably cholesterol), phenol and 4-methyl phenol, cresols and sesquiterpenes (notably farnesol and its derivatives).

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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imaginetravels

Date

the past

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Singita Sabi Sand is a privately owned game reserve adjacent to Kruger National Park, and together the two areas make up some of South Africa’s most incredible and pristine land. Singita’s philosophy is to protect large tracts of wilderness and wildlife populations for future generations.

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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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