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Sumatran elephant

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

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.

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Origin of Sumatran elephant

First recorded in 1860–65

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