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

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    • Elephas maximus
  • English
    • Indian Elephant
    • Asian Elephant
    • Elephant
  • Spanish
    • Elefante asiático
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 亞洲象
    • 印度象

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What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

November 15, 2014 09:54 AM IST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Asiatic Elephant

Location: Kaziranga National Park - Eastern Range, Assam

Date: 16th November 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

Photos / Sounds

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What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

November 15, 2014 09:54 AM IST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Asiatic Elephant

Location: Kaziranga National Park - Eastern Range, Assam

Date: 16th November 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

Photos / Sounds

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What

Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

tlim

Date

September 27, 2014 11:19 AM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tarangire NP

Photos / Sounds

What

Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

tlim

Date

September 26, 2014 02:08 PM AST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Tarangire NP

Photos / Sounds

What

Asian elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 5, 2008 12:25 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Retired Thai working elephants in the Singapore Zoo.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jimsteamer

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Asian Elephant

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

paolaa

Date

October 20, 2014

Place

San Antonio, Houston Tx. (Google, OSM)

Description

My dad took this picture about a year ago when we went to the zoo. He told me that the weather was great, it wasnt raining or anything. The sun was put and shining. It is an Asian elephant.

Photos / Sounds

Asian_elephant

What

Asian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

June 12, 2007 11:32 AM SGT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Asian Elephant, Singapore Zoo ©Tan KH

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

亞洲象 Elephas maximus

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

March 28, 2013 02:00 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

亞洲象 Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

flippinchicken

Date

August 26, 2014 12:49 PM SAST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Asian elephant Elephas maximus

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

June 24, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

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.

Photos / Sounds

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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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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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