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Indian Asian elephants have some very interesting facts surrounding them. Check out fast facts about the elephant of India.

Elephant Facts

Indian elephant is considered to be one of the most majestic animals throughout the world. There are basically two species of elephants, African elephant and Asian elephant. Indian elephant is sub-species of the Asian elephant and is known by the scientific name of Elephas maximus indicus. There are many more interesting facts about the elephant of India that are worth mentioning. Check out Indian Asian elephants fast facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Scientific Name: Elephas maximus indicus
Class: Mammalia
Family: Elephantidae
Species: E. maximus
Subspecies: E. m. indicus
Length: 216 inches to 252 inches
Weight: 7000 lbs to 11000 lbs
Age of Maturity: Twelve years
Gestation Period: 630 days to 660 days
Number of Offspring: One
Lifespan: 60 years to 80 years
Maximum Speed: 25 mph
Vision: 30 ft to 60 ft
Length of Tusks: Upto 5 ft
National Parks: Periyar National Park, Bandipur National Park and Nagarhole National Park