Why is the African elephant extinct?
The African elephant is not extinct but is a highly endangered
species. There were once millions of these animals in Africa but
now their numbers have been greatly reduced. They are endangered
because of two reasons:
- Hunting & Poaching - Trophy Hunting and Ivory Poaching is
the main reason for the decline in numbers of African elephants.
There were once millions of these animals and now only a few
- Habitat Loss - As human numbers grew, people started settling
into forests and that has also affected elephant populations.