Sumatran Elephant, Asian Elephant

Elephas maximus sumatranus

Status: Critically Endangered

Population: 2,400 – 2,800

Asian Elephant

Elephas maximus indicus

Status: Endangered

Population: Fewer than 50,000

Elephants are victims of deforestation and poachers who kill them and sell their tusks on the illegal ivory market. Elephant numbers have declined by 80% in less than 25 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

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