Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Proboscidea
Family Elephantidae
Genus Elephas
Species E. maximus
Scientific Name Elephas maximus borneensis
Borneo Elephant
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Other Names

Borneo Pygmy Elephant

Borneo Elephant Description

  • The Borneo elephant is quite docile and passive in its attitude.
  • It can be tamed pretty easily.
  • In the last 100 years Borneo elephants have expanded their habitat range.

Habitat

Dipterocarp forest, altitude 300 to 1,500 m (980 to 4,920 ft)

Range

Northern and northeastern Borneoa

Population

1,184–3,652

Home Range

250 to 400 sq km (97 to 154 sq mi)

Conservation Status

Endangered