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Asian Elephant

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Elephants don't have a running gait. Even though elephants can move at speeds approaching 25mph, they are just walking very quickly. They also are not able to jump. Despite weighing thousands of pounds, elephants walk on thick pads that allow them to move silently.

Adult Asian elephants weigh 6000-12000 lbs. Males are typically larger than females.

Median life expectancy for Asian elephants is late 40's.


Asian elephants occur in isolated populations in 13 range states including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in South Asia and Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam in South-east Asia. It is extremely difficult to get an accurate count of current population numbers due to fragmented ranges and the heavily forested terrain where some populations occur.

Lives at Audubon Zoo

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