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Elephant - African Elephant Asian Elephant
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Though you would think since there are so few species, those species that are out there would share a great deal of similarities. But interestingly enough, in terms of genetic makeup, the Asian Elephant is closer to the Woolly Mammoth, than to its relative in Africa. African Elephants are also significantly larger in size on average than Asian Elephants. Another interesting difference is that while Asian Elephants have a single, finger like appendage at the end of their trunks, the African Elephant has two.