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
- We provide equipment, training, salaries, and support for a Malaysian conservationist protecting elephants. Farina Othman is the Zoo’s Elephant Conservation Associate.
- The population of elephants in Borneo has increased with our support. We are contributing to the protection of 250 elephants in the Kinabatangan region of Borneo.
- Farina has collected over 131 hours of direct observations of Bornean elephant behavior completed in 2019 to create plans to protect it.
How You Can Help
Donate now to help elephants in the wild
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