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Elephant

Elephas maximus indicus

Notes:

Elephas maximus indicus (Indian elephant) makes up the bulk of the Asian elephant population. Numbering approximately 36,000, these elephants are lighter grey in colour, with depigmentation only on the ears and trunk. Large males will ordinarily weigh only about 5,000 kg (11,000 lb), but are as tall as the Sri Lankan. The mainland Asian can be found in 11 Asian countries, from India to Indonesia. They prefer forested areas and transitional zones, between forests and grasslands, where greater food variety is available



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Tamil Nadu, India

Lat: 11.65, Long: 76.49

Spotted on Nov 11, 2010
Submitted on Apr 28, 2012

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