How Many Types Of Elephants Are There?

Himanshi singh       Nov 12, 2022

#African Elephant -

          African elephants belong to the genus Loxodonta which has two extant species, the African bush elephant, and the African forest elephant.  

#Savannah/Bush Elephant -

         The bigger of the two types of elephants found in Africa, the African bush or savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana) is more widely distributed in Africa than the forest elephant. 

#. Forest Elephant - -

        The African forest elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) resides in the forests of the Congo basin of Africa. Though initially regarded to be the same species as the African bush elephant, 

#.Sri Lankan Elephant -

         The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is one of the three subspecies of the Asian elephant that lives in Sri Lanka.  

#.Indian Elephant -

          Native to mainland Asia, the Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is one of three subspecies of the Asian elephant. 

#.Sumatran Elephant -

          Native to the island of Sumatra, the Sumatran elephant (Elephas maximus sumatranus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant. 

#.Borneo Elephant -

         The Borneo elephant is found in the northern and northeastern sections of the island of Borneo in Malaysia and Indonesia. 

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