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Vulnerable & Endangered African Elephant -

Did you know there are only approx 415,000 African elephants remaining in the wild?  These magnificent animals have a lifespan of 60-70 years, weigh 2-7 ton, and their size is up to 4 metres or 13'.  The female elephants, the cows, give birth to only one calf every 3-6 years so the elephant regeneration rate is 5-6% annually.  Did you also know that the greatest predators of these majestic animals are human beings and that the rate of poaching is 8-9% annually of their population, resulting in a net loss to their numbers each year.  At the current rate of poaching,...

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