Help Save This Endangered Elephant
Why are Indian Elephants endangered? Let's help!
-India loses 10 % of the population each year due to Ivory poachers.
-The rising human population in Asia means cutting of the natural habitat of elephants.
-Cruel training of Elephants to carry cargo risks their health.
*Project Elephant is a research group that focuses on trying to conserve elephant habitats.
Natural habitat & Food
-You can find elephants in India, Thailand, Vietnam, and most surrounding areas.
-They form habitats in grasslands, evergreens, and semi-evergreen forests.
-They feed on fresh grasses, bamboo shoots and seedlings, and twigs and leaves of foilage.
-They also feed on fruit of Wood Apples and Date Plums.
-Indian Elephants have smaller ears, broader skulls, and larger trunks than African Elephants.
-Males have tusks that poachers collect for Ivory
-Stand at between 6 to 11 feet tall
-Weigh between 4,000 to 11,000 lbs.
-The Indian Elephant is a mammal.
-The Indian Elephant uses the trunk to get water, and reach for objects.
-They use their ears and tail to swat flies away.
-The males use tusks to strip bark from trees or to dig.
-They have thick skin called Pachyderms that help keep them cool.