Pygmy elephants are the smallest of the elephant species and are believed to be the remaining relatives of a herd once belonging to royalty. These small elephants are also called Borneo pygmy elephants because they live ... More »

One subspecies of African elephant, known as the forest elephant, lives in the rain forest. The forest elephant lives in the equatorial forests in the central and western regions of the African continent. More »

Herbivores and omnivores that live in tropical rain forests include the African forest elephant, Sumatran rhinoceros, chimpanzee, golden lion tamarin and Linn's sloth. Other herbivores and omnivores include the orangutan... More »

A group of elephants is called a herd or a parade. The phrase "herd of elephants" is more commonly used than the more fanciful phrase "a parade of elephants." More »

A herd of elephants is called a parade. Elephants naturally live in herds with linear and established social orders. They require large areas in which to raise families, breed, travel, forage and live. The climates of As... More »

A matriarch African elephant leads the herd through migration by using her memory to find safe routes with plentiful food and water. Families of elephants join to make a large group for safe migration. More »

The median lifespan of an elephant in the wild is 56 years for female African elephants and 42 years for female Asian elephants. Elephants can reach ages of over 70 years old. In captivity, elephants only live to be abou... More »