Definition of Indian elephant in English:

Indian elephant

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The elephant of southern Asia, which is smaller than the African elephant, with smaller ears and only one lip to the trunk. It is often tamed as a beast of burden in India. Also called Asian elephant.
  • Elephas maximus, family Elephantidae
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  • Elephants have massive ossicles with total weight in the Indian elephant of approximately 650 mg.
  • Local tradition holds that the East India Trading Company gifted Indian elephants to the Sultan of Sulu (a nearby island) in 1750.
  • Sometimes called the Indian elephant, this animal is also found in the dense forests and grassy plains of Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaya, and Sumatra.

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