Asiatic Elephant Overview
The scientific name for the Asiatic Elephant is Elephas
Maximas. The Asiatic Elephant is also referred to occasionally
as the Indian Elephant.
Asiatic Elephants are found in south and southeastern
Asia. The Asiatic Elephants live in the forest close
to the water.
Asian Elephants are much smaller than African Elephants.
Male Asian Elephants grow to a height of 10 feet and
weigh approximately 11,000 lbs. Male Asian Elephants
have tusks while female Asian Elephants do not. Asian
Elephants have a more humped back than African Elephants.
The Asiatic Elephant has a massive skull and a brain
four times the size of a human brain. Asiatic Elephants
are considered highly intelligent.
Asiatic Elephants are herbivores. They are highly social
and live in matriarchal groups made up of the mother
with their offspring. Young male Asiatic Elephants may
roam in bachelor herds.
Asiatic Elephant gestation is 22 months giving birth
to a single calf.
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