Asian elephants are extremely sociable, forming groups of six to seven related females that are led by the oldest female, the matriarch. Like African elephants, these groups occasionally join others to form herds, although these associations are relatively transient.
The Asian elephant, whose habitat ranges over 13 countries across Asia, is an endangered species with less than 40, 000 remaining worldwide less than a tenth of the African elephant population. Wild Asian elephants suffer severe habitat loss in some of the most densely humanpopulated regions on the planet.
Elephants are also known to eat crops like banana and sugarcane which are grown by farmers. Adult elephants eat lbs of food per day. Population. At the turn of the 20th century, there were a few million African elephants and about 100, 000 Asian elephants.