Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Two Species of Elephants & Their Differences

"The Two Species of Elephants & Their Differences"," There are distinctive differences between the two, which are highlighted below:

The African elephant is termed scientifically as Loxodonta africana and weighs between 4,000 and 7,000 kilograms.
 Its skin has a more wrinkled appearance than that of the Asian elephant.
 The African elephant is easily recognised by its ears, which fan out in a distinctive shape over its shoulders and neck.
 The shape of its head is flattened on top, not crumpled and shows no visible humps or dents.
 The lower lip is short and round, the trunk more ringed and softer, and the trunk end has two fingers.
5 metres.
 Its ears are much smaller than the African variety and the belly is either straight or sags slightly in the middle.
 The lower lip is long and tapered and the trunk has less rings and is harder, ending in one finger instead of two like African elephants.


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