Elephants by sabrea lynn

beautiful pictures of my favorite animal
  • The scientific name for the elephant is Loxodonta.
  • Behavior: Elephants form deep family bonds and live in tight matriarchal family groups of related females called a herd.
  • The herd is led by the oldest and often largest female in the herd, called a matriarch.
  • Habitats you can find them is Tropical and Subtropical places of Africa and Asia.
  • They are found most often in savannas, grasslands, and forests, but they also live in deserts, swamps, and mountains.

Range: They are in 37 savannah zones. The savannah zones stretch from south of the Sahara Desert to southeast Asia.

Elephants are not only being squeezed into smaller and smaller areas, but farmers plant crops that elephants like to eat. As a result, elephants frequently raid and destroy crops. They can be very dangerous too.

often killing and injured people in the mix. In India, over 100 people are killed by elephants each year, and over 200 people have been killed in Kenya over the last 7 years.

Pollution may muddy landscapes, poison soils and waterways, or kill plants

over the last 100 years, African elephant populations have declined from 3-5 million to 470,000-690,000 and Asian elephant populations have declined from 100,000 to between 35,000 and 50,000. Habitat loss and conflict with people are among the biggest threats to their continued survival.

If this continues we may be the last generation to see elephant alive.

100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years

about 3 elephants died for this gift

People have came up with a way to save the elephants before there gone completely.


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