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Asian Elephant

Asian Elephant

Animal's Behavior

Elephants are intelligent and self-aware. They can hear low amplitude sounds, and use infrasound for communication. They have been trained by humans for generations as work animals and as ceremonial creatures.

Eating Habits

Elephants are voracious megaherbivores, eating hundreds of pounds of food such as grasses and bark each day.

Range

From Southeast Asia to Borneo

Conservation Efforts

Conservation organizations across the globe are working hard to save the elephant and preserve its habitat. While wild elephants can mean big business for tourism concerns, they also pose a threat to the human population in their native land, where they damage crops and injure residents every year.

Animal Facts

  • Elephants have the largest brains in the animal kingdom.
  • Their prominent tusks are actually large incisors.

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Quick Facts

Scientific Name

Elephas maximus

Classification

Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Proboscidea, Elephantidae

Place of Birth

Asia

Size

Up to 12,000 lbs.

Color

Light to dark grey

Lifespan

70 years

Conservation Status

Endangered

Where to See

Audubon Zoo

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