|Subspecies||E. m. maximus|
|Scientific Name||Elephas maximus indicus|
Indian Elephant Description
- The Indian elephant can eat up to 150 kg (330 lb) of plants each day.
- They are thought to consume grass that is 1.6 feet higher.
- Indian elephants will stay as close a distance as possible from a fresh water source.
Size & Weight
- TOTAL LENGTH: 21 feet
- WEIGHT: 2,000 and 5,000 kg (4,400 and 11,000 lb)
- SHOULDER HEIGHT: 2 and 3.5 m (6.6 and 11.5 ft)
Moist deciduous, grasslands, moist deciduous, semi-evergreen forests, evergreen forests, subtropical broadleaf forests, dry thorn forests; altitude 400 to 1,400 m (1,300 to 4,600 ft)
Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula, Laos
Tall grass, legume, true grass, sedge, palm, wood apple, date, palm, seedling bamboos, culms, shoots, acacia, kumbhi, tamarind, floodplain grass
55 – 70 years
43 km/h (27 mph)