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

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    • 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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ggkarla1996

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April 24, 2016 12:55 PM PDT

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aligberg

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April 13, 2016 02:45 PM PDT

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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naturalist893

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April 2, 2015 12:17 PM CDT

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oliviatandadjaja

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March 22, 2016

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Description

Common Name: Asian Elephant

Scientific Name: Elephas maximus

Classification:
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Proboscidea
- Family: Elephantidae
- Genus: Elephas
- Species: Maximus

Captive/Wild: Captive

Habitat: The elephant from the picture is specifically from Thailand. Most Asian Elephants live in grasslands in the Southeast Asia area.

Behavior: Enjoys bathing by spraying water or even dust all over their body; mourns over a dead companion; at times sleeps while standing up; very strong

Diet: Vegetation such as grasses and twigs.

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zanskar

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August 15, 2003

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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March 11, 2014

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into the Pinnawela National Park

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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csavy

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November 17, 2015 12:00 AM EST

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tontantravel

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December 10, 2014 04:00 PM ICT

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Asian elephants in Khao Yai national park, Thailand. By Tontan Travel, http://www.tontantravel.com/tours/en/khao-yai-tours.html

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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javierahr

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August 1, 2005

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Indian Elephant Elephas maximus ssp. indicus

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bluets15

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September 21, 2015 05:24 PM IST

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Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

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kimberlietx

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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

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August 10, 2015

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Asian Elephant at Auckland Zoo

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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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