Asian Elephant

Elephants are the largest living land mammal on earth. The elephants at Taronga Zoo are Asian Elephants, a newborn calf may weigh 90-110 kg.
Region: Asia
Scientific name: Elephas maximus

Scientific Classification

Species class: Mammalia
Genus: Elephas
Order:  Proboscidea
Phylum:  Chordata
Species: Maximus

Conservation Status

Population Trend Decreasing
Year Assessed 2008