Region - Africa - India

The African Elephant is the largest mammal on earth, weighing up to 8 tons. Asian elephants differ to African in a few ways. They’re much smaller and only some males have tusks. The ears on Asian elephants are smaller, and they have four toes on the hindfoot and five on the front. All African elephants have tusks and only three toes on the hind foot, and five on the forefoot.

It’s easy to tell if an elephant is right or left tusked. The tusk which is used the most, will be smaller from wear and tear than the other one!

All elephants eat a huge amount of food and water everyday. They need a lot of space to survive, and this puts them in conflict with people, especially in India.

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