Elephants are important in Indian mythology too. Lord Ganesha – one of the most popular Indian deities and the Lord of Wisdom – bears an elephant head. The elephant head symbolizes great intellect and wisdom. The God of Gods Indra is believed to have a white elephant named Airavata as his vehicle.
Correspondingly, what is the predator of an Indian elephant?
Females remain with their mother's herd for life, but males leave and form bachelor herds. Humans are the main predator of adult Asian Elephants but tigers are known to prey upon calves. They are found in India, China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and the Malaysian Peninsula. Most males of this subspecies have tusks.
Do elephants live in India?
Habitat. African elephants live in sub-Saharan Africa, the rain forests of Central and West Africa and the Sahel desert in Mali. Asian elephants live in Nepal, India and Southeast Asia in scrub forests and rain forests.
Why are the Indian elephant in danger?
Indian Elephants Severely Endangered. India's elephant population is teetering on the brink of extinction because of rampant poaching and brutal training methods, a leading animals rights activist who is also a federal government minister said. “Elephants are almost extinct in India.