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