Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Indian Elephant or Elephas Maximus Indicus

 Indian elephant,Elephas maximus indicus,  Asian elephant, 	Elephantidae
Indian Elephant or Elephas Maximus Indicus

Location: Vazhachal forest, Thrissur Dist, Kerala, India. | Date: 19/02/2016
Camera Nikon D800e / Lens Nikon 105 mm f 2.8G 

The Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant and native to mainland Asia. Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed asEndangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last 1 to -1 years or three generations. Asian elephants are threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation

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