Populations of the Asian elephant in many parts of Asia have decreased considerably due to habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and poaching. Similarly, in India Asian elephants are only found in a few niche regions. Thankfully, they are one of the most readily and actively protected species, and experts are hopeful that their numbers can be stabilized before a repopulation plan is initiated.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 16.5 L x 5.5 W x 12 H
- Size in inches: 6.5 L x 2.17 W x 4.72 H
- UPC: 095866227500
The Asian elephant has been listed as endangered since 1986. The species has experienced a population decline of 50 percent or more in the past three generations. Habitat loss, conflict with humans and poaching for the ivory trade remain the biggest threats to the species. Conservation measures include reducing human-elephant encounters, enforcing legislation that curbs the ivory trade and protecting their natural habitat.