Classified as endangered due to a reduction in its population of at least 50% over the last 3 generations. This reduction is due to the loss of its habitat and the quality of same.
The Asian Elephant has smaller ears than the African species, and the tip of its trunk has one sole prolongation. The tusks are small and may be absent altogether in the female. The molars are very similar to those of the extinct mammoth, which suggests there may have been a close link between them both. Despite its weight, it moves with relative agility and quite safely even in mountainous terrain. They live in family groups made up of an older and experienced female (matriarch) and others of diverse ages with their young.