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African vs. Indian elephant

[ af-ri-kuhn ]
    [ in-dee-uhn el-uh-fuhnt ]
    1. 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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