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Sri Lankan Elephant Sri Lankan elephant at Wilpattu national park.                          Elephant,Elephas maximus maximus,Geotagged,Sri Lanka,Sri Lankan elephant Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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The Sri Lankan elephant is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to Sri Lanka. Since 1986, ''Elephas maximus'' has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.

''Elephas maximus maximus'' is the type subspecies of the Asian elephant, first described by Carl Linnaeus under.. more

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Species identified by Bagerathan Sivarajah
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By Bagerathan Sivarajah

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Uploaded Apr 15, 2014. Captured Apr 13, 2014 15:51 in Kukulkatuwa Road, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
  • f/5.6
  • 1/125s
  • ISO80
  • 120.781990mm