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Elephantine Trouble

Of the total global population of Asian elephants numbering 40,000-56,000, the Indian sub-continent is home to 27,000-32,000 (ENVIS, 2016) with the population spread over 65,271 sq km in the north-east, central, north and south of India. The Asiatic or Asian elephant is the sole living species of the genus Elephas and has three subspecies—Elephas maximus maximus of Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or Elephas Maximus Indicus and the Sumatran Elphas Maximus Sumatranus. Since 1986, E maximus has been listed as...

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