Asian Elephant

Asian Elephant (Elephas Maximus)


The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), also called Asiatic elephant. Asian elephants inhabit grasslands, tropical evergreen forests, semi-evergreen forests, moist deciduous forests, dry deciduous forests and dry thorn forests. Elephants are crepuscular. They are classified as megaherbivores and consume up to 150 kg (330 lb) of plant matter per day. In general, the Asian elephant is smaller than the African bush elephant and has the highest body point on the head. The back is convex or level.