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Asian Elephant

These majestic creatures are struggling to survive in the wild. The Houston Zoo partners with field conservation organizations to ensure elephants will exist for a long time to come.

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Life-saving Protocols Activated to Save Baby Elephant
April 19, 2019

Life-saving Protocols Activated to Save Baby Elephant

Houston Zoo Hosts Workshop Dedicated to Find Solutions to Battle Deadly Elephant Virus
April 2, 2019

Houston Zoo Hosts Workshop Dedicated to Find Solutions to Battle Deadly Elephant Virus

Meet Wildlife Heroes Aaron and Chris at the SCF SOS Event Tomorrow!
January 4, 2019

Meet Wildlife Heroes Aaron and Chris at the SCF SOS Event Tomorrow!

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Elephas maximus

Range

Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam

Location in the Zoo

McNair Asian Elephant Habitat

Cool Animal Fact

There are two elephant species; Asian And African. Look at the ears and tusks to tell them apart: Asian elephants have smaller ears, and while African male and female elephants both have tusks, Asian female elephants do not.

How We Help Save Them

  • The population of elephants in Borneo has increased with Houston Zoo support.
  • Contributing to the protection of 250 elephants in the Kinabatangan region of Borneo.
  • Trained 3 communities affected by human elephant conflict in mitigation activities.

How You Can Help

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