Asian Elephant

No. 112389

by Safari Ltd
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The only living species of the genus Elephas (not to be confused with the family Elephantidae), Asian elephants are the largest land animal in Asia. Like all elephants, Asian elephants employ their trunks for a multitude of tasks, including grasping and drinking.

  • Scientific Name: Elephas maximus
  • Characteristics: Often characterized as being highly intelligent and sociable, Asian elephants are not only self-aware but exhibit grief, compassion, and many other emotions. Those personality traits are displayed in the emotive eyes of this figurine, and when combined with the accurately painted coloration, this elephant truly comes to life!
  • Size and Color: While this model doesn't stand 10 feet tall like a true Asian elephant, it's still quite large. Measuring 11 inches long, 4 inches wide and 6.25 inches tall, it's as long as a piece of legal sized paper, as wide as a credit card, and as tall as an upright dollar bill, making this hand painted slate gray model an impressive addition to your collection of Safari figurines!
  • The Asian Elephant is part of the Wildlife Wonders™ collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.

History:

Unfortunately, all species of elephants are considered vulnerable or endangered, with the Asian elephant bordering on being critically endangered. Despite conservation preserves and methods readily established throughout Asia and Africa, wild elephants are suffering from a loss of their natural habitat and remain one of the most commonly illegally poached animals. The good news is that they are amongst the most readily and actively protected species, hopefully allowing them to rebound in the near future.

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 28 L x 10.1 W x 16 H
  • Size in inches: 11.02 L x 3.98 W x 6.3 H
  • UPC: 095866112301
NAME: Asian Elephant CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Proboscidea FAMILY: Elephantidae LENGTH: 7 to 12 ft WEIGHT: 6,500-11,000 lbs HABITAT: Native to forests and grasslands of Southeast Asia. They are also found in the jungle, but generally prefer open areas. Smaller than their African cousins, elephants found in Asia have smaller, rounded ears and live up to 60 years. Their remarkably flexible trunk contains around 100,000 muscles allowing them to smell, breathe, trumpet, drink, and grab things. Female elephants give birth to a single young weighing about 220 pounds (100kg).