Asian Elephant

Scientific nameElephas maximus indicus

Type: Mammals

Diet: Herbivore

HeightHeight at the shoulder: 6.6 – 9.8 feet


Habitat: Forests

Average life span in the wild: Up to 60 years

Status: Endangered

Fun Fact

· An adult bull Asian elephant can weigh over 5,000 kg.

· Asian elephants have one more toenail on each foot than African elephants.

· They drink up to 200 litres of water per day.

· The Asian elephant is an important cultural and religious icon.