Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

Origin: Southeast Asia
Sighted at: Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Zoo boasts two baby elephants, and they’re the darlings of the entire park. They’re tremendously cute and very active, although neither came too close to the herd of gawking humans at the railing.

Asian elephants are very intelligent and super endangered.

There are three subspecies of Asian elephant – one from Indian, one from Sumatra, and one from Sri Lanka – but I’m not certain which kind these are.