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Malaysian Elephant

Elephas maximus hirsutus


Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.


- grasslands, - tropical evergreen forest, - semi-evergreen forest, - moist deciduous forest, - dry deciduous forested and dry thorn forest, in addition to cultivated and secondary forests and scrublands.


A worth trip to Elephant Sanctuary in Kuala Gandah, Pahang, Malaysia. Here we got a chance to get close to this largest land animal living. We can feed them, ride on them and going bath with them. Its a precious experience to be with them. By supporting the sanctuary, in a way we help the effort to take care of them. Save them before its going extinct.

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Sri Lankan Elephant
Elephas maximus maximus Sri Lankan elephant - Wikipedia

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FakawiTribe 7 years ago

I know this elephant! She's the grand matriach of Kuala Gandah. aged around 75 years old this year. She was brought in from Sri Lanka many years ago to train the local elephants in the wild elephant relocation projects.

Zulkifly Amir
Zulkifly Amir 12 years ago

thanks alice =)

alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Appreciate the information. And the picture and story.

Zulkifly Amir
Zulkifly Amir 12 years ago

at first i thought Indicus too... coz it has the characteristic. Pink spot on the ears and trunk. Then I found out almost same description on Hirsutus, Borneensis and Sumatranus.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Also similar specie find from Malaysia
Elephas maximus borneensis..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

Wikispecies also not recored this..!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

I think its Elephas maximus indicus

Zulkifly Amir
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Zulkifly Amir

Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 18, 2008
Submitted on Jun 7, 2011

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