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

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

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Recent observations

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What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

flippinchicken

Date

August 26, 2014 12:49 PM SAST

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(Somewhere...)

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What

Asian elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 24, 2011

Place

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Description

Several Bornean pygmy elephants were seen on the western river bank. We were able to approach the bank from a small river craft and view the elephants dining on tree foliage at a range of about five metres. The Bornean pygmy elephant should be designated as a valid subspecies and classified as Critically Endangered; there may be fewer than one thousand of these creatures in the wild, most of which seem to be in Sabah.

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What

Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

mchlfx

Date

May 27, 2005

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I am not sure of the exact location but it was in the park on the road headed south.

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What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

carmelo_lopez

Date

April 30, 2010

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Elephas maximus

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

March 10, 2006

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Elephant Odyssey Elephas maximus

Observer

jameskong

Date

February 2, 2014 09:12 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

archiverde

Date

April 1, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

What

Asian elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

January 10, 2014 03:52 PM IST

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Photos / Sounds

What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

November 23, 2013 04:33 PM IST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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

Place

(Somewhere...)

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

Photos / Sounds

What

Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

trosenmeier

Date

March 23, 2012 04:47 PM EDT

Place

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Description

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

Photos / Sounds

What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

gelato426

Date

May 21, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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