All rights reserved. As the world's largest land mammal, elephants have quite the commanding presence. But did you know elephants can't jump? Or that baby elephants lose their first set of teeth and tusks, just like humans?
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The continually growing human population of tropical Asia has encroached on the elephant's dense but dwindling forest habitat. Habitat loss and fragmentation Illegal hunting and trade Capture of wild elephants Genetic threat Disease. Toggle navigation. Language English. Habitat loss and conflict with communities In the face of rapidly growing human populations, the Asian elephants' habitat is shrinking fast and wild elephant populations are mostly small, isolated, and unable to mingle as ancient migratory routes are cut off by human settlements.
The largest of all land beasts, elephants are thundering, trumpeting six-tonne monuments to the wonder of evolution. From the tip of that distinctive trunk with its , dextrous muscles; to their outsize ears that flap the heat away; to the complex matriarchal societies and the mourning of their dead ; to the points of their ivory tusks, designed to defend, but ultimately the cause of their ruin. African and Asian elephants are more closely related to the woolly mammoth than to each other. The ears are said to be a geographical guide.