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Sumatran Elephant (Elephas maximus sumatrensis) - Wiki
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Sumatran Elephant (Elephas maximus sumatrensis) - Wiki

Sumatran Elephant
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[Photo] Sumatran elephant, Elephas maximus sumatrensis, Tesso Nilo. Photo: WWF-Canon / Volker KEES. Source: WWF - World Wildlife Fund (

The Sumatran Elephant (Elephas maximus sumatrensis) is a subspecies of the Asian Elephant. As the name suggests, the elephant is only found in Sumatra. The Sumatran Elephant is smaller than the Indian subspecies and is extremely endangered. A population survey conducted in 2000 estimated that only 2000 ??? 2700 wild elephants remain. 65% of Sumatran Elephant deaths are because of human persecution. 30% of this human persecution is through poisoning because of fear of the animal. 83% of the Sumatran Elephant's former habitat has now been turned into plantations; this means that the elephant has to learn to adapt to new habitats if it is to live.
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Scientific Name: Elephas maximus Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names: Asian Elephant, Asiatic Elephant, Eléphant d'Asie [French], Elefante Asiático [Spanish]
Scientific Name: Elephas maximus sumatranus Temminck, 1847
Common Names: Sumatran Elephant

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