Asian Elephants decorative throw pillow case made from 68% cotton and 32% linen. Sublime softness, uncompromised colors and a never-fade print, this special fabric protects the look and feel of its natural fibers while still performing beautifully as a printable art surface. Add a natural accent to home or cottage, nursery or kid's habitat. Invisible zipper sewn in at the bottom for easy care. 18 x 18 inches. Front & back print are the same design.
Original artwork© 2010 Samara E. King & TwoBee, LLC rendered in color pencil for the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
In addition to being smaller than their African elephant cousins, Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) have smaller ears and two finger-like protrusions on the tip of their trunks. They also have more hair on their bodies and can display a heavy pinkish pigmentation around their ears, face and trunk. When male calves mature into adolescence (from 9 to 18 years of age), they gradually break away from the close-knit structure of their birth-herd, and may live alone or form bachelor pods with their peers. Only about 30,000 Asian elephants still live in the forests of South and Southeast Asia where this intelligent and docile animal has been historically used as a beast of burden, an entertainer, and a weapon of war. The Asian elephant is listed as ‘Endangered’ by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Learn more about Asian elephants at: https://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservation-ecology-center/asian-elephants
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