Exploring the Elephant Range Map
Elephants are one of the most recognized and beloved mammals around the world. In North America, you may often hear elephants described as “majestic” or “magical”. However, in other parts of the world, elephants face a much different reality. Elephants are often used as entertainment for tourists, and worse, killed for their tusks. Their tusks contain ivory which is used for jewellery, souvenirs, and other collectables.
In the above Elephant Range Map, you will see two different species of elephants.
African Elephants are the larger of the two, with enormous ears which help to keep them cool in the hot African sun. They are the largest land mammals on Earth.
Asian Elephants are smaller in size than the African Elephants. The ears are smaller in size and the skin is smoother than that of the African Elephant. They often have depigmentation which looks like spotting.
Wondering where are the best places to see Elephants in the wild?
In the Elephant Range Map above you can see that the central and southern parts of Africa are the best places to see African Elephants. We recommend that you use the services of a reputable tour company to locate and view elephants responsibly.
Asian elephants are found in various countries of South East Asia, including India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. We recommend that you locate an organization that works to protect elephants and does not condone elephant rides.
There are a number of volunteer programs out there to work with Asian Elephant Conservation and Rehabilitation. We recommend this amazing program in Thailand!
Want to see African Elephants? We work with wonderful partners that provide Responsible and Eco-Friendly Safaris in Africa. Check out this option in Kenya & Tanzania, or this Serengeti Safari. Click here for a list of our other amazing Africa Trips.