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Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Asian elephants reach sexual maturity at 9-15 years of age and the female gives birth to only one or rarely two calves. Adult females and calves form groups with strong social ties. The Asian elephant is found in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. It is listed as an endangered species. Photographed in India.
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