Elephas maximus

The Asian Elephant is one of two species in the world. They are very large animals that have a gray color to them, a long tail, and long flapping ears that they use to help cool the body. They have a long trunk and they are often hunted for their tusks.

The Asian Elephant lives in a small group and they create very deep social bonds. They have been noted expressing emotion at the birth of the young and mourning the death of their family members. They use their trunk to drink water and to consume food. They often slash water and dirt on the body with the truck to help protect it from the sunlight.

Asian Elephant - Elephas maximus

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