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Name: Indian Elephant, Elephas indicus; African Elephant, Loxodonta africana; South-Central Asian Elephant, Elephas maximus. Family Elephantidae

Description: Very large thick skinned mammal with elongated nose and prehensile trunk.

Location: Africa, Asia, India

Special Features:

  • Elongated Nose
  • Prehensile trunk
  • Large ears
  • Ivory tusks
  • Thick, almost hairless skin
  • African elephants can weigh more than 6 tons
  • Social creatures
  • The African elephant is the larger of elephant types
  • Diet: Herbivorous

    Neat Fact: Elephants are the largest living land animal. They can drink up to two gallons of water in their trunk at one time.

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