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

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  • English
    • Elephant
    • Indian Elephant
    • Asian Elephant
  • Scientific Names
    • Elephas maximus
  • French
    • El
    • El
  • Spanish
    • Elefante Asi

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Recent observations

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What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

April 30, 2010

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What

Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Elephas maximus

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

March 10, 2006

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Square

What

Elephant Odyssey Elephas maximus

Observer

jameskong

Date

February 2, 2014 09:12 PM PST

Place

W A St, San Diego, CA, US (Google, OSM)

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What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

archiverde

Date

April 1, 2013

Description

Encuentro emocionante. A la distancia parecìan àrboles. Pastando en zona herbosa del parque.

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What

Asian elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

January 10, 2014 03:52 PM IST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

November 23, 2013 04:33 PM IST

Description

Wild Elephants

Location: Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 23rd November 2013

Equipment: Nikon D300s with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

Photos / Sounds

What

asian elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

loarie

Date

September 15, 2013 05:28 PM PDT

Description

Sadly never saw these, but the road from Lahad Datu to the Danum Valley Field Center was really covered with fairly fresh dung like this once you get out of the oil palm

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What

Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

trosenmeier

Date

March 23, 2012 04:47 PM EDT

Description

This is a Borneo Pygmy Elephant. Did not find this subspecies in the iNaturalist taxonomy.

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What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

gelato426

Date

May 21, 2007

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What

Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) Elephas maximus

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

September 12, 2004

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What

Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

xjanecap

Date

January 8, 2012

Description

Three of the five Asian Elephants I was able to study for four weeks. Mah Nah, the individual on the right is pregnant and looking to the matriarch, Tong Dee, for support during a pre-labor pain. Hence they are touching trunks. Mah Nah's 3 year old son, Bpmee Mai is also in the picture, but he's hidden behind his mother.

I wanted to post this picture to show the social nature of Asian Elephants. Though the two adults are not related, they have still formed a strong bond after living together or several years.

These elephants belong to villagers living in Huay Pakoot, Thailand. They are part of a semi-wild herd.

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Square

What

Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

zieak

Date

December 25, 2012
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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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