Amazon Quiz (16th October 2021): Which of these states has this animal as the state animal?
d) All of these
Answer: (d) All of these
The Indian elephant is one of three surviving Asian elephant subspecies that is endemic to continental Asia.
The Asian elephant has been designated as Endangered on the IUCN Red List since 1986, owing to a 50% fall in the natural population between the 1930s and 1940s, i.e. three elephant generations. Habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentation are all threats to the Asian elephant.
Asian elephants are smaller and have the highest body point on the head than African elephants. One finger-like process protrudes from the tip of their trunk. Their backs are level or convex. Indian elephants stand between 2 and 3.5 metres tall at the shoulder, weigh between 2,000 and 5,000 kilograms (4,400 and 11,000 pounds), and have 19 pairs of ribs. Their skin is lighter than that of E. m. maximus but darker than that of E. m. sumatranus, with fewer areas of depigmentation. Females are often smaller than males and have tusks that are either short or absent.
India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, the Malay Peninsula, Laos, China, Cambodia, and Vietnam are all home to the Indian elephant. In Pakistan, it is regionally extinct. Grasslands, dry deciduous, moist deciduous, evergreen, and semi-evergreen woods are all home to this species.
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