African vs Asian Elephants

Elephants at the water pool in Addo Elephants National Park South Africa

- African elephants have much larger ears while Asian elephants have smaller, round ears.

Herd of Asian elephant at Minneriya national park in Sri lanka

- African elephants have rounded heads, while Asian elephants have a twin-domed head.

Herd of African Elephants on the savanna

- Both male and female African elephants can have tusks, but only male Asian elephants can grow them.

Herd of Asian elephant with baby elephants in Minneriya national park, Sri lanka

- Asian elephants are smaller than the African elephants.

Elephant under a tree at Hoanib riverbed in Nambia

- There are two types of African Elephants. African savanna elephant and the smaller being the African forest elephant.

Herd of African Elephants walking on the savanna

- The oldest female leading the way of the herds in both African and African elephants.

Elephants on Ugab River bed in Nambia

- Pubescent male elephants leave their herds and generally operate in bachelor male herds.

African Elephant grazing on the grassland

- Older males are often solitary.

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