Nepal hāthī (हाथी)
Hāthī (हाथी), is the Hindi and Sanskrit word for elephant. The Indian Elephant is one of four subspecies of the Asian Elephant. This is the largest animal in the subcontinent. The WWF considers the Indian Elephant widely distributed, but endangered. Most of the elephants found In Chitwan National Park are born in captivity. The isolated populations of wild elephants in wildlife sanctuaries are threatened by loss of genetic diversity.