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Sri Lankan elephant[edit]

  • From Sri Lankan elephant: Only 7% of males bear tusks.(ref= Jayewardene, J. (1994) The elephant in Sri Lanka. Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo) However, according to the elephant census conducted in 2011 by the Wildlife Conservation Department of Sri Lanka, only 2% of the total population are tuskers.
  • From Asian elephant Some males may also lack tusks... and are especially common among the Sri Lankan elephant population... (ref= Clutton-Brock, J. (1987). A Natural History of Domesticated Mammals. London: British Museum (Natural History). p. 208. ISBN 0-521-34697-5.)
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Sense of smell[edit]

Is it true that elephants can smell water from 100 miles away? This is just a thing I've heard, but if it is true it could go in the article. Vorbee (talk) 06:23, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Religious beliefs[edit]

This article talks about the religious beliefs of elephants - should it have a sub-heading "Elephants in religion"? Vorbee (talk) 06:58, 31 July 2019 (UTC) This is in the sub-section "Cultural depictions". Vorbee (talk) 07:43, 31 July 2019 (UTC)