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Elephant - How to recognize the giants

Overview

Asian Elephant, The largest land mammal in Asia, this intelligent, highly social animal lives in small groups led by the dominant female, or 'matriarch’.

The elephant play a crucial role in its forest ecosystem. Commonly referred to as a ‘keystone’ species, it helps to open up forest clearings and distributes the seeds of trees and shrubs.

Threatened by poaching and the destruction of the forests in which they live, these magnificent animals are increasingly coming into conflict with the people sharing their habitat.

Asian Elephant - Introduction

Encyclopedia for Asian Elephant Series 1 - providing basic informaiton of the Asian giant.

Baby elephants stay longer in the womb

Elephant females undergo the longest gestation period of all mammals – they are pregnant for 22 months.

Elephants gets a thumbs up in Mirror test

Like human toddlers, great apes, magpies and dolphins, elephants have passed the mirror test.

Mud theraphy is popular even in Elephant kingdom

Elephants use mud as a sunscreen, protecting their skin from ultraviolet light.

Elephant's have strong senses

Elephants can detect seismic signals with sensory cells in their feet. They can also “hear” these deep-pitched sounds when ground vibrations travel from the animal’s front feet, up its leg and shoulder bones, and into its middle ear.

Scared of ants and bees

Elephants are scared of ants and bees.

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