The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). The full stature of a mature Asian elephant is usually 3 metres from ground to the topmost point shoulders, The male bears a pair of tusks-of ivory while the female is deprived of the said adornment. its on In rare exceptions; however, she can be seen bearing her pair of small tusks. Some males, *Si-dor. can They are often bigger and better workers. Looking at the bead of an Asian elephant, two lobes on its forehead will be clearly pads be called tuskless. discerned. Its ear flapping with the upper cims extended level with forehead, the trunk ends in a pointed tip to catch things. There are 4 nails at each of its front legs, 4-5 nails at each of its hind legs. The back is curved, higher at a forward point and slightly lower toward the rear and habilual traits are displayed by its predisposition to lethargy in moist and cool places where it saunters, lolls or idles. Possessing a bigger skull, the Asian pachyderm is endowed with a bigger brain than its African cousin. The beaşt is very intelligent, amenable and an apt student in whatever task it is trained to do, whether it bé a clever circus performance or strenuous forest working.