African elephants live in Africa and live in an area that is mostly sparse forest. The African elephant is approximately 3 – 4 meters tall and weighs around 4,000 – 7,000 kilograms. The ears are larger than an Asian elephant and there are both male and female tusks. They eat about 75 – 150 kilograms per day in which most of the food is fruits, grass, and fresh leaves.
Asian elephants have habitat from India to Southeast Asia, Malaysia and Indonesia which can live in dense forests and Meadow. Asian elephants have a height of around 2 – 3.5 meters with a weight of about 2,000 – 5,000 kilograms. They have smaller ears than African elephants. The tusks are large in males and females do not have tusks, but If anyone has tusks, there will be only small tusks called “Kha Nhai”. Asian elephants eat 200 kilograms of food per day which most of the food is fruits, bamboo, bananas. They are more docile than African elephants. Therefore they are often used as a practice in dragging wood, acting in a circus, and battle in the war in the past.
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