Borneo elephant is one of the Asian subspecies one that lives in the forests of Malaysia and Indonesia. Unlike many other elephants, Borneo elephant has a long tail.
Borneo Elephant Facts for Kids
- Borneo pygmy elephant is the smallest subspecies of Asian elephants.
- It can reach the height of 8.9 to 9.8 feet.
- The adult elephant has baby-like face with large ears.
- The Borneo pygmy elephant is also called Borneo elephant.
- The scientific name of the Borneo elephant is Elephas maximus borneensis.
- It has a total population of about 1,500 individuals.
- Borneo elephants have pretty long tails. They are often seen dragging their tail on the floor while they walk.
- Borneo elephants prefer to make habitats in forests.
- They are mainly found in the forests of Malaysia Indonesia, and northeastern Borneo.
- The continuous cutting of forests is probably the biggest threat to Borneo elephants.