Sumatran elephant

[soo-mah-truhn el-uh-fuhnt]


an Asian elephant subspecies (Elephas maximus sumatranus), native to Sumatra and classified as critically endangered: compared to its related subspecies, it has lighter skin, with less depigmentation.

Origin of Sumatran elephant

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019