Scientific name: Elephas maximus indicus
Height: Height at the shoulder: 6.6 – 9.8 feet
Average life span in the wild: Up to 60 years
· 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.