Asian Elephant

Elephas maximus


Average Lifespan: Up to 60 years.

 

Diet: In the wild, they eat a wide variety of grasses, roots, bark, and leaves.  They also enjoy fruit and 

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sugarcane.

  

Geography: Southern Asia, mainly in the countries of India, Sumatra, and Sri Lanka.


Babies: Elephants are pregnant for about 2 years and have 1 calf per pregnancy.  Pregnancies usually occur every 4 years. At birth, the calves weigh about 250 pounds.

  

Conservation Status: Endangered.

 

Interesting Fact: Elephants have more muscles in their trunks than people have in their entire bodies! 

 

Elephants at the Zoo

Our elephants are like you! Suzi and Mac like to paint, play the harmonica, do yoga, and even play soccer! 

 

Sujatha (Suzi) and Little Mac (Mac), DOB February 1971. 
Size: Suzi is 9'6", 9,400 pounds; Mac is 7'9", 8,400 pounds (as of April 2012).


 

 

 



 
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