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Elephas maximus borneensis
Borneo’s pygmy forest elephants are differentiated from Asian elephants by being smaller and slightly more docile. They also have straight tusks, larger ears and tails long enough to give them an almost comical, Dumbo-like appearance. From 2000 to 3000 are left, prompting scientists to consider them among the rarest of elephants. The largest remaining herds are concentrated around the lower Kinabatangan floodplain in Borneo.
Lower Kinabatangan floodplain, Malaysian Borneo.
Images by Gregg Yan / WWF.