|Tusked male, Bandipur National Park|
|Female, Nagarhole National Park|
|Elephas maximus indicus|
The Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is one of three subspecies of the Asian elephant. It comes from mainland Asia. Since 1986, Elephants maximus has been listed as endangered by IUCN. The population has declined by at least 50% over the last 60–75 years. The species is also threatened by habitat loss, degradation and herds being split apart into smaller groups. In India it is recognized as the National animal of the country.