Wanted

The Borneo Pygmy Elephant

By John Bishop


Also known as Elaphas Maximus Borneensis

Reward - 5000$

Description

If you want to find the elephant you must know what it looks like. It is the smallest Elephant in the world but it has very large ears and a long tail. The elephant also has straight tusks unlike most elephants with curved tusks. These tusks are good for clearing paths in their thick forest environment. These paths help other animals get to where they need to go, for example getting to water. They also shred trees which then become micro habitats on the grond where insects and lizards live.


Where can you find it?

This elephant lives in the tropical rainforest biome in Borneo, which is located in Southeast Asia. They live deep in the forest where it is very thick, but you can still get there if you want the money enough and are willing to get to them.


Food Chain

The Borneo Pygmy Elephant is at the top of the food chain. It eats plants, flowers and trees. It uses it's straight tusks to find different foods that it wants in the trees. The only thing killing the elephants are humans.


Habitat Destruction

Humans have been building oil factories in their habitat, by destroying the trees. If their habitat is destroyed and the elephants become extinct, then the whole food chain will be messed up because they are at the top. Animals will not be able to find water by using the paths h elephants created if they had been using that in the past. Maybe we shouldn't capture and kill the elephants.


Bibliography

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<http://library.sandiegozoo.org/factsheets/asian_elephant/asian_elephant.htm>. World Wide Web. July 2008.


Long, Barney. "Borneo Pygmy Elephant."

<http://worldwildlife.org/species/borneo-pygmy-elephant>. World Wide Web. 30 January 2013.


"The Borneo Elephant - The Smallest Elephant In the World."

<http://www.borneodream.com/explore-wildlife-adventure/information-explore-sabah-borneo/bornean-pygmy-elephant-sabah-borneo.html>. World Wide Web