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elephant

a member of the order Proboscidae. Includes the African elephant, Loxodonta africana, and the Indian elephant, Elephas maximus.

elephant foot callus
see hypertrophic callus.
Northern elephant seal
elephant skin disease
elephant throat bot fly
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A CITES report for 2014 said elephant poaching rates at monitored sites remained virtually unchanged in 2014 and "poaching rates still exceed natural elephant population growth rates, meaning a continued decline in elephant numbers overall is likely.
Conservationists say that even in some of the monitored elephant populations, poaching is actually increasing.
With the world elephant population estimated to be between 420,000 and 650,000, if the killings are not stopped now, the gentle giants will become extinct in the next 12 years.
Greg Baxter says a longer term solution is not to regard the Lao elephant population in isolation, but to allow them to breed with elephants from other parts of the range of the Asian elephant family, from other Asian countries who face dwindling numbers.
According to Tanzania's Wildlife Research Institute, the elephant population of the Selous game reserve has fallen from 43,000 to 13,000 in only three years.
In June we reported how the elephant population in Burkina Faso had been reduced to fewer than 5,000.
In recent weeks several massacres among the elephant population, and the killing of several rhinos in one single week, have raised public alarm and triggered action on several levels, including on the political front.
India can boast to have 50 per cent of the world's Asiatic elephant population but numbers have dwindled in recent years.
Kenya Kenya to Lose Elephant Population in Less Than a Decade Children born seven years from now may never see an elephant in Kenya due to the increased poaching of the endangered .
The Chobe District at any given time hosts the majority of Botswana's elephants, which is estimated to be about 130,000, or one fifth of the global elephant population.
Africa's elephant population totaled about 600,000 in 2006, but has declined dramatically since then.
Africa's elephant population totaled 600,000 in 2006 but has since declined dramatically because of poaching.