Gallery: Mystery of the Pygmy Elephants of Borneo

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Pygmies of Borneo

Credit: Copyright Rudi Delvaux/DGFC

On the island of Borneo live pygmies of the elephant world. While other male Asian elephants can grow up to 9.8 feet (3 meters tall), male Borneo elephants…Read More »

grow to less than 8.2 feet (2.5 meters), according to the conservation organization WWF. These elephants also have larger ears, longer tails and more rotund bodies that give them a babyish appearance. Controversy surrounds their origins.
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