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Endangered Species of the Week: Asian Elephant

We need to raise awareness for all those animals being hunted and killed in the world.


Asian Elephant | Species | WWF World Wildlife Fund

Asian elephants are rare in the animal world. Though there are more than 30,000 in world, when you consider how big the world is, and how rapidly declining this species is, it’s not that much. Hunters kill them just to get their tusks.

Still not convinced?

Imagine that someone you love is going to the grocery store. You wait for them at home. In a day, when they don’t come home, you are worried. In a week, you call the police. It turns out that one of the officers liked hair, so he shot your loved one to get it. 

Still not convinced?

Now imagine you are on a playground, swinging or whatever. Your pet (or imagination pet) is on your lap. Suddenly a group of men cloaked in black sneaks behind you, and with a crack! You slump over. Your pet just manages to escape, but dies for lack of care. Meanwhile, the men steal your clothes. This turned out to be their mission all along. They wanted your clothes to make curtains. 

Still not convinced?

I hope somebody steals your shirt.

Fun Facts:

  • The Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) is also known as the Asiatic Elephant.
  • It is the only living species of genus Elephas.
  • They live an average of 40 years in the wild. 
  • This elephant is a bit smaller than its cousin the African Elephant.

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