Where Are Elephants Found?

Depending on the species, elephants are found naturally in Africa and Asia. African elephants are found in most parts of Africa, while Asian elephants are mostly found in the tropical forests in Asia, such as in India, Thailand and Indonesia.

The habitats of both main species of elephants have been significantly decreased by human interference. Due to this loss of habitat, African elephants are listed as threatened, while Asian elephants are endangered.

African elephants are the larger of the two species, weighing up to 14,000 pounds and measuring up to 13 feet tall, while Asian elephants only reach sizes of 11,000 pounds and 10 feet tall.