Endangered Elephant Shot Dead

Prelims level : Environment Mains level :
No Set Found with this ID

A Pygmy elephant was shot dead on Borneo island in Malaysia

About PYGMY Elephant

  • The African PYGMY elephant formerly described as ‘Luxudonta Pumilio’ is currently to be the tiny morph of the African Forest Elephant.
  • They mostly inhabit ‘ Tropical rainforest regions’ Especially Borneo island of Malaysia.

PYGMY Elephants of Borneo are smallest elephants in Asia.

PopulationApproximately 1500
Scientific NameElephas maximus Bornensis
Share Socially