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_JSP2685_Denver Zoo_2017_Julian Starks P

There are three species of elephants: African Savanna, African Forest and Asian. The most apparent way to tell the difference between the African elephants and the Asian is the shape of their ears. African ears are shaped like a map of Africa while ASIAN ELEPHANTS, like the ones seen here, have ears shaped like the country of India. Elephants can wander great distances looking for enough food and water. Some African elephants are known to migrate as far as 35 miles a day in search of water. 

POPULATION STATUS ENDANGERED: Asian elephants are endangered due to loss of habitat because of increasing human populations in Asia.

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