Elephants, the gentle giants of Africa, India and Asia. Dangerous and magnificent. But every day is a constant battle, on the edge of extinction; There is high demand for elephant tusks, wanted for medicine and decoration, malicious poachers will stop at nothing for the precious ivory.
Elephants are totally unique creatures, who have been walking the earth for 55 million years, descended from the great Woolly Mammoth.
Here is an elephant family, in their natural habitat.
Here are some more playful tiny giants, did you know baby elephants are 250 pounds at birth and stand just 3 feet tall!