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The differences between African and Asian Elephants

Elephant Retirement Park (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

The differences between African and Asian Elephants

The differences between African and Asian Elephants

There are many differences between Asian and African elephants. Both types of elephant are members of the same Taxonomical family, Elephantidae, but are of a different genus.

- The African elephant is significantly larger, with bulls growing up to 4m tall. The biggest Asian males reach no more than 3.5m

- Adult African elephants weigh between 4,000-7,500kg. Asian males weigh between 3000-6,000kg.

- African ears are like a map of Africa and Asian ears smaller like the shape of India. African ears are much bigger.

- All African elephants, male and female, have tusks.Only some male Asian elephants have tusks.

If you want to spend happy time with the Asian elephants. Please join with us and can contact us on website.

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