Sri Lankan elephant

[ sree lahng-kuhn eluh-fuhnt, lang-kuhn, shree ]
/ ˌsri ˈlɑŋ kən ˈɛl ə fənt, ˈlæŋ kən, ˌʃri /

noun

the largest Asian elephant subspecies (Elephas maximus maximus), native to Sri Lanka and classified as endangered: compared to its related subspecies, it has darker skin, with greater areas of depigmentation, and is more likely to belong to a herd in which tuskless males are common.

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Origin of Sri Lankan elephant

First recorded in 1975–80

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