Asian Elephant

The Asian elephant, the gentle giant of the Asian jungles, with its iconic large ears, bears witness to the intelligence and social complexity of these majestic herbivores, playing a key role in the ecological balance.

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Keyfacts about Asian Elephants

3 m

Average size

4.000 kg

Average weight

669 days

Gestation Period


Identity Card

  • Name: Asian Elephant
  • Latin name: Elephas maximus
  • Origin: India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia
  • IUCN Status: Endangered
  • CITES: Appendix I
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