Asian Elephant


$1 for One.  Support the important work of the Asian Elephant Foundation by purchasing a SpeeZees Asian Elephant t-shirt in Papaya or Spider Black.  Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. SpeeZees is all about bringing attention to species we love, one t-shirt at a time. 

$1 for One.  Support the important work of the Asian Elephant Foundation by purchasing a SpeeZees Asian Elephant t-shirt in Papaya or Spider Black.  Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.

SpeeZees is all about bringing attention to species we love, one t-shirt at a time. 

Scientific Name:  Elephas maximus
IUCN Status: Endangered
Population estimate: Less than 35,000

Region:  While Asian Elephants were formerly widely distributed south of the Himalayas, throughout Southeast Asia, and in China as far north as the Yangtze River, they are now found only in parts of India and South East Asia.
Habitat:
  Although their habitat can vary, Asian Elephants prefer areas that combine grass, low woody plants, and forest.
Greatest threats to its continuation: Poaching, habitat destruction and the encroachment of human populations on Asian Elephants’ habitat and migration routes have caused wild numbers to rapidly decline.

Juvenile Asian Elephant, Tim Laman.

Juvenile Asian Elephant, Tim Laman.

Did you know?

In the past 100 years, the Asian elephant population has declined by 90%.

Asian elephants are matriarchal and live in groups of 6-7 related females. 

An Asian Elephant can consume 150 to 300 pounds of food in a day.  Because of their great size, strength and need for enormous quantities of food and water, Asian Elephants require a large amount of habitat.

Only male Asian elephants have tusks and female 'tushes' are seldom visable, so poaching for ivory skews the sex ratio. 

When a potential predator such as a lion or tiger threatens a calf, the adults form a defensive circle with the calf in the middle.  Adult Asian Elephants are not susceptible to predation by any species other than humans.    

Asian elephants are very important in the religious and cultural history of the region in which they live. 


If protected, the Asian Elephant will live an average of 55 – 65 years.

$1 for One.  $1 from every SpeeZees Asian Elephant tee supports Netherland-based Asian Elephant Foundation and its various projects and organizations throughout Asia, varying from (mobile) elephant hospitals to developing solutions for human-elephant conflicts, thus supporting the well-being and the conservation of the Asian elephant.

If you'd like to make a donation to Asian Elephant Foundation click here.

Here's an interesting article from the Huffington Post on Asian Elephants:

Saving Critically Endangered Asian Elephants

BBC Wildlife: Should Elephants Weep

Join David Attenborough charting the annual journey made by herds of Asian elephants in India and an insight into the measures being taken to enable the animals to remain in the countryside.  Three parts:

 SpeeZees Asian Elephant kids tee in Spider Black.  $1 from every SpeeZees tee supports:  The Asian Elephant Foundation, theasianelephantfoundation.org

 SpeeZees Asian Elephant kids tee in Spider Black.  $1 from every SpeeZees tee supports:  The Asian Elephant Foundation, theasianelephantfoundation.org