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African elephants are the largest animals walking the Earth. Their graceful and gentle nature makes them an animal that many hold close to their hearts. African elephants are particularly easy to spot due to their prominent characteristics and features, such as their large ears, long curved tusks and their powerful trunks.
The sheer size and presence of African elephants means that they can more than hold their own when confronted, but unfortunately it doesn’t stop them from having a conservation status of ‘vulnerable’. Illegal trade in ivory still poses a huge threat to the lives and welfare of African elephants, along with loss of habitat, poaching and urban sprawl.
In this infographic, we share some interesting facts about elephants, and explain what you can do to make a difference to their conservation status.
At African Conservation Experience we work closely with African elephants, from conservation work to tracking and monitoring, field research and much more.
If you’d like to learn more about elephant conservation work in Africa, you can start your adventure today and find the perfect project for you by taking a look at the options below:
Want to work with elephants in Africa? See the iconic species up close and personal and take part in work that is designed to improve their welfare and safety.
You’ll be tasked with monitoring the region which is home to literally thousands of elephants. Learn about their herds, social structures and their behaviors, whilst conducting surveys and research using some advanced equipment and technology.
Learn more about the Elephant and Predator Study and Okavango Experience and how you can get involved by clicking the button below.
Interested in helping and protecting vulnerable African elephants? Our Mangetti Wild Dog and Elephant Protection project gives you the opportunity to do just that.
You’ll be taking camera trap surveys, using GPS to monitor the elephant’s movements, learn the art of footprint tracking and record human-wildlife conflict incidents, to name just a few aspects of the project.
Learn more about the Mangetti Wild Dog and Elephant Protection project and how you can get involved by clicking the button below.