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.

Did you know that Savannah, our 68-year-old Asian Elephant, is one of the oldest elephants in managed care? She is a very sweet elephant who gets along with pigeons! Juno, our 53-year–old Asian elephant, not so much!

Conservation Status:  Endangered
El Paso Zoo Location:  Asia