Asian Elephant Female
Asian elephants are not as large as their African relatives. In addition, they also have smaller ears.
Asian elephants can be tamed. They are often used as working animals.
Conservation Status: highly endangered
Global Home: Asia
Primary Habitat: forest, Savannah
Asian elephants look similar to African elephants, but with shorter tusks and smaller ears. These elephants never stay more than a few days in one place and have different habitants which are, however, always near thicket forests. Asian elephants live in family groups made up of two to ten elephants. Like with African elephants, the groups are led by an alpha female who makes sure that all members of the herd follow the group's rules. Experts think that elephants, thanks to their large brains, can empathize with other herd members and are able to retain information with ease such as the difference between individuals, memories of a drought or the location of good feeding grounds.