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The only living species of the genus Elephas (not to be confused with the family Elephantidae), Asian elephants are the largest land animal in Asia. While this little calf will certainly be enormous in just a few years, it still has a lot of growing to do!
Unfortunately, the Asian elephant is a considered a critically endangered species. Despite conservation sanctuaries and methods readily established throughout the world to protect Asian elephants, these beautiful creatures are suffering from a loss of their natural habitat as well as a heightened amount of illegal poaching. However, there’s lots of hope that these amazing animals can be effectively protected, allowing their population numbers to stabilize and grow.
Scientific Name: Elephas maximus
Characteristics: At birth, baby Asian Elephants can weigh over a hundred pounds and have been known to stay with their mothers for over 3 years. Highly intelligent even at a young age, this finely painted Asian Elephant baby toy has an inquisitive gait and emotive eyes to reflect its striking acuity.
Size: Standing 3.7 inches long, 1 inch wide, and 1.95 inches tall, this Asian Elephant baby toy figurine is a bit larger than a deck of cards stood on its side.
The Asian Elephant Baby is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.