THE GIANT OF INDIAN FORESTS
Elephants of the Indian forests are one of the great attraction for the nature lovers.The image shows such a wild elephant.As some time they are dangerous to face,one has to be in safe distance to have a photo,specially when a big group with some baby elephants are present,as the mother elephants are very aggressive.It is very very catching to see how mother and other females in the group keep eye on the babies to protect them from wild predators.These elephants always feed on green leaves of the trees,grass etc.A big group of 10 to 15 elephants of all ages can be found in the jungle.Elephants have big attraction for water in the jungle,hence waiting for them in such areas give nice sighting, from a long distance.
The Asian or Asiatic elephant is the only living species of the genus ''Elephas'' and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognized — ''Elephas maximus maximus'' from Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or ''E. m. indicus'' from mainland Asia, and ''E. m. sumatranus'' from the island of Sumatra. Asian elephants are the largest living land animals in Asia.
Since 1986, ''E. maximus'' has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the.. more