[ soo-mah-truhn el-uh-fuhnt ]
/ sʊˈmɑ trən ˈɛl ə fənt /
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
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