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Modern day elephants belong to two categories: Asian elephants
and African elephants.
Asian elephants live in Asia such as in Thailand, Myanmar, and India.
They are about 3 meters tall. They have large skulls and brains. They
are highly intelligent and can be trained for specific tasks.
African elephants live in Africa. At 3-5 meters tall, they are generally
taller than Asian elephants. Their skulls are smaller than those of
Asian elephants, which make them a bit less intelligent. They are
easily angry. Large ears are their defining features.
How to figure out an elephant’s gender:
- Female elephants (cow elephants) have no tusks. Sometimes
small tusk - like features appear in female elephants. These are
- Male elephants (bull elephants) have long and distinctive tusks.
However, bulls that have smaller tusks are generally stronger
and become leaders of their herds.
- All African elephants regardless of gender have tusks. Therefore,
gender identification through the appearance of tusks alone is
not sufficient in African elephants.
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