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Asian elephant

Elephas maximus


The Asian elephant is an endangered species. As the human population continues to grow, the habitat for the elephant is shrinking fast. Asian elephants grow up to 21 feet long, stand up to 10 feet tall, and weigh up to 11,000 pounds. Females reach around eight and a half feet tall and weigh less than males. In the wild, Asian elephants may live up to about 60 years.


Tropical and subtropical moist and dry broad-leaf forests. These Asian elephants live at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.


Each day at the National zoo in Washington DC elephants eat 125 pounds of hay, ten pounds of herbivore pellets, ten pounds of vegetables and fruits, and a few leafy branches.

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Spotted on Sep 13, 2015
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