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Asian elephant

Elephas maximus

Description:

The largest land mammals of Asia, Asian elephants are the only species in the genus Elephas. Asian elephants are typically smaller than African elephants.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

One of two Asian elephants at the Buttonwood Park and Zoo in New Bedford, MA.

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TimTwohig
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New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2011
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012

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