Why is the African elephant population decreasing?

Why is the number of elephants decreasing?

Once common throughout Africa and Asia, elephant numbers fell dramatically in the 19th and 20th centuries, largely due to the ivory trade and habitat loss. While some populations are now stable, poaching, human-wildlife conflict and habitat destruction continue to threaten the species. … But their habitats are shrinking.

Will elephants go extinct?

Elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over the last decade, and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade. An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000 remaining.

What is the rarest elephant?

A white elephant (also albino elephant) is a rare kind of elephant, but not a distinct species. In Hindu puranas, the god Indra has a white elephant.

Which is the most beautiful elephant?

Gajarajan Pampady Rajan (Malayalam: പാമ്പാടി രാജൻ;) ( c. 1977) also written as Pampady Rajan is the most beautiful elephant in Kerala.

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