You Won’t Forget: The Difference between African and Asian Elephants - Thomson Safaris
There are many differences between Asian and African elephants. Both types of elephant are members of the same taxonomical family, elephantidae, but are of a different genus; elephas maximus Asian elephants, Loxodonta africana African savanna elephants and Loxodonta cyclotis African Forest Elephant. The African elephant is significantly larger, with bulls growing up to 4m tall. The biggest Asian males reach no more than 3. African elephants have fuller, more rounded heads.
What are the differences between African and Asian elephants
The difference between the African and the Asian elephants , looking closer, is remarkable. Actually they resemble each other only from a distance by their outward appearance. Both are big , have a trunk , a tail and partly tusks. The genetic differences however are so great that they actually cannot be interbred.
African vs Asian Elephants. African and Asian elephants are quite different from one another and they look similar only from a distance. The first difference that you note is that of the ears. The ears of the African elephant are much larger reaching up and over the neck looking quite a bit like the map of Africa. Whereas the African elephant weighs between to kilograms, the Asian one weighs between to kilograms.