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How are African elephants different from Asian elephants?

Asked by J. Pollock, Last updated: Jul 07, 2020

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W. Pratt

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

Answered Sep 25, 2019

African and Asian elephants have some differences that will make it easier for elephant lovers and those who study elephants to determine which is which. In the beginning, they may look alike but if you look closely, you will notice that their ears are shaped differently.

The ears of the African elephant looks like the continent of Africa while the ears of the Asian elephant is rounder and smaller. The skin of the African elephant is also more wrinkled as compared to the Asian elephant which has the tendency to make them look older than usual. Asian elephants have a divot line that can make them seem to have twin-domed heads.

 

Malcolm Carneal

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Malcolm Carneal, Digital Nomad, MCA, Hawick

Answered Apr 05, 2019

For one difference, African elephants have much bigger ears than Asian elephants do, and the very same can be said about the head size of the African elephant. The African elephant has a much fuller and rounder head than that of the Asian elephant.

For one difference, African elephants have much bigger ears than Asian elephants do, and the very

Only male Asian elephants are the ones that grow tusks, and in some cases, not all the males do have tusks. Both the sexes in African elephants have tusks.

 

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