Borneo Pygmy Elephant

Borneo Pygmy Elephant

Elephas maximus borneensis

Status: Endangered

Population: Approximately 1,500

This baby-faced subspecies of Asian elephant inhabits northeastern Borneo, in Indonesia and Malaysia. They are actually not much smaller than other Asian elephants, but they tend to be more gentle-natured. The species is threatened by loss of habitat to oil palm plantations.

Photo: shankar s. from Dubai, UAE/Wikipedia

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