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Compared to its African cousins, the Asian elephants can be identified by their smaller, rounded ears. An elephant's trunk is actually a long nose with many functions. It is used for smelling, breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and also for grabbing things.
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At birth, elephants already weigh some 200 pounds (91 kilograms) and stand about three feet (1 meter) tall. Their gray coloration conceals them in their shady habitat.
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Wide, padded feet enable them to walk quietly. Large, flappable ears help these huge animals cool off, although elephants often must retreat to the shade or water during the hottest part of the day.
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Asian elephants grow up to 21 feet long, stand up to 10 feet tall,
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Unformatted text preview: and weigh up to 11,000 pounds. Females reach around eight and a half feet tall and weigh less than males. Despite their size, elephants are able to walk silently. In the wild, Asian elephants may live up to about 60 years but most do not live that long. Above: Manatee Asian Elephant Elephants' closest known relatives are dugongs and manatees, hyraxes, and aardvarks. http://www.art.com/products/p13706903-sa-i2705563/jason-edwards-asian-elephants-open-mouth-tusks-and-trunk-seen-from-below.htm Female Asian elephants usually lack visible tusks as do males in some populations, such as those in northeast India....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course EDCI 3125 taught by Professor Webb during the Fall '11 term at LSU.

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