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Elephants are large land mammals in two genera of the family Elephantidae: Elephas and Loxodonta. Three species of elephant are living today: the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant (also known as the Indian Elephant). The elephant has appeared in cultures across the world. They are a symbol of wisdom in Asian cultures and are famed for their memory and intelligence.

African elephants are distinguished from Asian elephants in several ways, the most noticeable being their much larger ears. In addition, the African elephant is typically larger than the Asian elephant and has a concave back. In Asian elephants only males have tusks, but both males and females of African elephants have tusks and are usually less hairy than their Asian cousins.

Asian Elephant Facts

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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