Who doesn’t know this big mammals? – They are big eater, have a long trunks and big built!

There various types of elephants over the world and one of them is from Indonesia, which is the Sumatran Elephants! It’s time for us to know more about these endemic animals that is threatened with extinction.

The Sumatran Elephants

Habitat

Sumatran Elephants are the largest terrestrial animals of Indonesia, such as Aceh, North Sumatra, Riau and Lampung. As its name, they outspread in peat forest, lowland rain forest and swamp forest of Sumatra.

Sadly, over the last 25 years this mammals have lost half of their population. It is due to deforestation and expropriation of land for human settlement.

Characteristics

Known as the second smallest elephant in the world, they can weigh up to 3000 kg and 3 meters high. They also have smaller ears than African Elephants, and only the female has the tusk while the male don’t.

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Curious about more facts about their characteristic? In Bali Safari Park, you will learn about them through Elephant Conservation and Education Presentation. This presentation can be enjoyed twice every day at Kampung Gajah Area. Click here for the schedule!

Interesting Facts

Elephants have such a unique mammals, they have many interesting facts that you should’ve know!

First, they consume a lot of water! In the wild, they will look for water to drink from the river. When bathing in shallow water, they can suck up to 9 liters of water directly!

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Second, this big eater has a lifespan of up to 60 years in the wild. In captivity such as Bali Safari Park, they can live much longer.

Third, they have a habit of wallowing in the mud to cool and protect their skin from insect bites.

Currently, the Sumatran Elephant is a critically endangered animal according to IUCN Red List. To help save Sumatran Elephants, you can take action by visiting Bali Safari, click here to book the ticket!