Our Grazing Asians

Maia and Guida

Guida (left) and Maia (right) sharing palms.

Although Asian elephants do not eat the same thickness of branches as African elephants do, they will eat the stalks of pretty sizeable palms. When they do eat the thick stalks, they generally use their trunks and feet to split them down the middle and break them into manageable sizes. Yes, even Maia 

In regards to trees, Asian elephants generally only eat small limbs, preferring vines, saplings, and grass. True to their species, since they are classified as grazers while African elephants are browsers.

March 4, 2019


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  1. REPLY
    Sherry says

    They are enjoying their snack!

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    Susan says

    It is hard for me to believe that they can handle swallowing stuff like this and pineapple…. don’t they every chock?

    • REPLY
      Kat Blais says

      nope, they are pretty methodical chewers

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    Carey says

    Interesting. I guess Asians forest roots have something to do with their appetite for softer “greens”

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