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The elephant is the largest land mammal. There are two elephant species in the world: the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) and the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). Asian elephants inhabit open grasslands, savannas and tropical rainforests. They live in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma, Malaysia. The African elephant lives in forests and grasslands of central, southern, and eastern Africa. African elephants are larger than their Asian relatives. They also have larger ears. The African elephant can weigh 16,000 pounds. Asian elephants are currently listed as endangered, while African elephants are considered threatened species.

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