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Julie in Missouri sent me two new elephant cards from the St Louis Zoo:

StLouis af elephants

First, there are African elephants, the largest land mammals. I cannot tell from the Zoo’s website if they have any African elephants, but they definitely have the elephants on the other card:

StLouis as elephants

These are Asian elephants, smaller than African elephants but still huge animals. St Louis Zoo has many Asian elephants and an elephant breeding program that produces many baby elephants.

You can tell the difference between Asian and African elephants by their ears. African elephants’ ears are more broad and rounded, like the continent of Africa. Asian elephants’ ears are more narrow and pointy, like the Indian subcontinent where many of them live.