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Elephants: Proboscidea

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Elephants And People, Asian Elephant (elephas Maximus): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

ASIAN ELEPHANT (Elephas maximus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
SAVANNA ELEPHANT (Loxodonta africana): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
FOREST ELEPHANT (Loxodonta cyclotis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

African elephants live in central Africa, from Democratic Republic of the Congo to Mauritania. Asian elephants inhabit India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Bangladesh, and southern China.

All elephants are listed as Endangered, facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). They are threatened by habitat loss and poaching, illegal hunting, for ivory, meat, and hides.

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Animal Life ResourceMammals