Indian Elephant

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.

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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.

Description

-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.

Adaptations

-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.

Help us make a difference!

The Indian Elephant population has decreased by 50 % in the last three generations. In areas where there once were 5,000 elephants, there are a reported amount of 800. Visit www.Eleaid.com to make a donation and find out how you can help conserve these animals.

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