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Indian elephant

[ in-dee-uhn el-uh-fuhnt ]
/ ˈɪn di ən ˈɛl ə fənt /
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noun
the most widely distributed Asian elephant subspecies (Elephas maximus indicus), inhabiting the grasslands and forests of mainland Asia, mostly throughout Southeast Asia, and classified as endangered: although its habitat is well spread out, its population has declined by more than half within the past 100 years, and poaching for tusks continues to be a serious threat.

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Origin of Indian elephant

First recorded in 1600–10
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