African vs. Asian Elephants
You can tell by height, weight, wrinkles and ears!
- The African elephant is significantly larger, with bulls growing up to 13 ft tall. The biggest Asian males reach no more than 11m
- Adult Asian males weigh between 6,600-13,000lbs. The smallest African elephant weighs more than the largest Asian elephants and they can get up to 16,500lbs.
- African elephants have more wrinkles than Asian elephants.
- It is said that you can tell where an elephant comes from by looking at the size of his ears. African ears are like a map of Africa and Asian ears smaller like the shape of India. African ears are much bigger and reach up and over the neck. (Read more.)
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