Dedicated to elephant well-being & ending the ivory trade world-wide!
10 to 13 feet tall 6.5 to 9 feet tall
8,800 to 15,400 pounds 6,600 to 13,2000 pounds
1 domes 2 domes with dip in between
Has two "fingers' at end Has one "finger" at the end
Both males and females Only males develop tusks develop tusks which are visible. Females
can develop tusks, but they can't be seen easily.
Large and shaped like Smaller ears shaped like Asia
the African contienent
The eye of an African elephant. (Michael North image)
Elephants have been roaming the earth for millions of years.
Diverse African and Asian elephant species call earth home.
African elephants are divided into two subspecies - savannah and forest. Many people also consider the desert elephants of Namibia their own subspecies.
Asian elephants are divided into four subspecies including: Sri Lankan, Indian, Sumatran and Borneo-Asian Pygmy.
The eye of an Asian elephant. (Ann Lewis photo)