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Asian Elephant Facts


- The dominant elephant in the herd is a female, the matriarch.

- The Asian elephant has been domesticated for centuries; it is intelligent and docile when well treated.

- The Asian elephant has considerably smaller ears than the African elephant, the forehead is flat and the top of the head is the highest point of the animal.

- Asian elephants need 80200 litres of water a day, and use more for bathing.

- There are four subspecies of the Asian elephant: Indian Elephant, Sri Lankan Elephant, Sumatran Elephant and Borneo Elephant.