Indian Elephant

Did you know that Indian elephants have smaller ears than African elephants? They don't need such big ears, because they can cool off in the forest.

The Indian elephant produces about 100 kg of droppings per day, thus fertilizing the soil and spreading the seeds of many plant species. The presence of elephants thus helps in the proper functioning of the environment, the development of the flora of the area and the preservation of biodiversity.

Threats

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Habitats

The original forests are being converted into agricultural land and human settlements, leaving the elephants with less and less space to live. Elephants sometimes cause damage to fields during their migrations, so that they are killed in retaliation.

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Poaching

Indian elephants are not only killed for their tusks, but also for their skin, which is an ingredient in pseudo-medicines.

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Labor

Wild elephants are illegally trapped and used in circuses and as tourist attractions (e.g., elephant rides) or for work in difficult terrain (e.g., logging).

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