Asian Elephant


Common Name: Asian Elephant
Scientific Name: Elephas maximus
Also Known As: Asiatic elephant
Type: Elephant
Classification: Mammal
Diet: Herbivore
Length: 550 – 650 cm (217 – 256 inch) (excl. tail)
Height: 240 – 280 cm (94.5 – 110.2 inch) (at the shoulder)
Weight: 2450 – 3629 kg (5,402.3 – 8,001.9 lb)
Top Speed: 43 kph (27 mph)
Life Span: 60 years in the wild, 80 years in captivity
Migration Habit: Migrate during the rainy seasons
IUCN Redlist Status: Endangered
Population Trend: Decreasing
Asian Elephant

Asian Elephants are Mammals that are a species of Elephant. Their scientific name is Elephas maximus.

These Mammals are Herbivores, and groups of Asian Elephants are known as a Herd.

Asian Elephant Habitat

Asian Elephants can be found in many countries in Asia, these countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

They strive in habitats like flooded grasslands, flooded savannas , tropical dry forests, tropical moist forests, and tropical savannas.

Asian Elephant Young

These Elephants mature at the age of 14 years. Once matured, Asian Elephants can have 1 young after a gestation period of 548-670 days.

Asian Elephant young are called calves and, like most animal young, are extremely cute.

References: Wikipedia and the IUCN Redlist.