|Elephant Range:||45,000 km² approx (includes Peninsula and Borneo combined)|
|Country Ranking:||4th of 13|
|Total Wild Elephants:||2,351 – 3,066|
|1,251 – 1,466 – Peninsula|
|1,100 – 1,600 – Borneo|
Does Malaysia have wild elephants?
The Taman Negara National Park holds the largest population in Peninsular Malaysia at 290 – 350 elephants. This is mainly because it is the largest protected area and it has been the main release area for translocated elephants since 1983.
Where are the wild elephants in Malaysia?
Currently two main elephant centers can be visited by tourists; the very popular Kuala Gandah elephant center and the Sungai Ketiar center. Kuala Gandah is very popular among tourists; mainly because it is only a two hour drive from Kuala Lumpur by rental car.
How many elephants are left in Malaysia?
The current elephant population in Peninsular Malaysia is estimated as 1223-1677 individuals (Table 1), distributed widely from the state of Kedah in the north to Johor in the south, and from Negeri Sembilan in the west to Terengganu in the east (Fig. 1).
What are the biggest elephants?
The African elephant is the largest of all elephant species and weighs up to eight tons. Two genetically different African subspecies exist: the savanna and the forest elephant, with a number of characteristics that differentiate them both.
Which is the biggest elephant in Asia?
Thechikkottukavu Ramachandran (born c. 1964) is an elephant owned by Thechikottukavu devasom, a temple in Kerala. Standing at 316 cm, he is the tallest living captive elephant in India and the second in Asia.
|Species||Elephas maximus (Asian Elephant)|
|Height||3.16 m (10 ft 41⁄2 in)|
|Named after||Sri Rama|