Elephants

Why is the African elephant extinct?

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January 22, 2011 10:29AM

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:

  1. 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

    thousand survive

  2. Habitat Loss - As human numbers grew, people started settling

    into forests and that has also affected elephant populations.


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