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Closeup of male Sri Lankan Elephant, Udawalawa, Sri Lanka  Asia,Elephas maximus maximus,Sri Lanka,Sri Lankan elephant,Udawalawa,b&w,black and white Click/tap to enlarge

Closeup of male Sri Lankan Elephant, Udawalawa, Sri Lanka

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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 Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 5, 2015. Captured Nov 16, 2014 09:05.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO1400
  • 400mm