A group containing more than two adult females plus offspring is known as a "joint family". Malay elephant populations have even smaller family units, and do not have any social organisation higher than a family or bond group. Groups of African forest elephants typically consist of one adult female with one to three offspring.Class: Mammalia.
The male elephant is known as a bull, while the female elephant is called a cow. For the baby elephant, the appropriate term is a calf. A group of elephants is termed a herd or a parade. Elephants are social creatures who live in groups. The elephant family is headed by a cow; the lead cow is the oldest female.
The adult female elephant is called a cow, while the adult male elephant is called a bull. Is a female elephant called a bull? Bulls are adult male elephants. Adult female elephants are called cows.