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Elephas maximus hirsutus
Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation.
- grasslands, - tropical evergreen forest, - semi-evergreen forest, - moist deciduous forest, - dry deciduous forested and dry thorn forest, in addition to cultivated and secondary forests and scrublands.
A worth trip to Elephant Sanctuary in Kuala Gandah, Pahang, Malaysia. Here we got a chance to get close to this largest land animal living. We can feed them, ride on them and going bath with them. Its a precious experience to be with them. By supporting the sanctuary, in a way we help the effort to take care of them. Save them before its going extinct.