Quick Facts About Asian Elephants:
- Elephants are the largest living land animal.
- Most female and some male Asian elephants have small tusks called tushes, which seldom protrude more than an inch or two from the lip line.
- Elephants communicate over long distances using low-pitched sounds that are barely audible to humans. These low-pitched sounds contain specific messages that can be heard and understood by other elephants more than two miles away.
- The Asian elephants in our Zoo, love eating cardboard! Asian elephants naturally consume tree bark in the wild and cardboard is made directly from trees.
Conservation Status: Endangered
El Paso Zoo Location: Asia