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Asian Elephant

SKU 227529

Endemic to the scrub forests, jungles, and grasslands of India and southeastern Asia, the Asian elephant is the only living species of the genus Elephas (not to be confused with the family Elephantidae). They have a similar life span to humans, and can live to be over 80 years old!

  • Scientific Name: Elephas maximus
  • Characteristics: Not only are Asian elephants incredibly intelligent, but they can actually exhibit a wide range of emotions. Hand painted and sculpted by professional artists, this figurine captures the spirit of this amazing animal!
  • Size and Color: Measuring 6.5 inches long and 4.75 inches tall, this model is a bit shorter than a 16 oz. water bottle resting on its side and is about as tall as a soda can. Like most elephant species, Asian elephants have dark gray skin.
  • The Asian Elephant is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Populations of the Asian elephant in many parts of Asia have decreased considerably due to habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and poaching. Similarly, in India Asian elephants are only found in a few niche regions. Thankfully, they are one of the most readily and actively protected species, and experts are hopeful that their numbers can be stabilized before a repopulation plan is initiated.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 16.5 L x 5.5 W x 12 H
    • Size in inches: 6.5 L x 2.17 W x 4.72 H
    • UPC: 095866227500
    Present Status The Asian elephant has been listed as endangered since 1986. The species has experienced a population decline of 50 percent or more in the past three generations. Habitat loss, conflict with humans and poaching for the ivory trade remain the biggest threats to the species. Conservation measures include reducing human-elephant encounters, enforcing legislation that curbs the ivory trade and protecting their natural habitat.