asian elephant

The Asian Elephant

The Asian elephant has tinier ears than the African subspecies and an amazing tip to their trunk.

The tusks are not too big and may be absent in females. The more teeth are familiar to those extinct mammoth, which supposedly close relationship between them. This subspecies of elephant has a long association with man, and animals from four subspecies-Malaysian, Sumatran, mainland India and Sri Lanka- are domesticated. Its length is up to 3.5m (11ft), the tail is from 1-15m (3 ¼ -5ft) and its weight is from 2-4 7/8 (2-5 tonnes ). Its social unit is most likely group (herd), it is endangered because it gets hunted by poachers and hunters, it lives in South and South East Asia.

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