Why are African elephants endangered?

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Why are African elephants endangered?

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In the article, “Vanity, Thy Name Is …”, a group of psychologists ran some tests on elephants. A “mirror test” proved these elephants to be very intelligent animals. They recognized themselves!

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There is several threats to their existence, but there is one main reason. The main reason for their endangerment is poaching. Poaching means illegal hunting of an animal, and in this case it’s an elephant. People hunt the African elephant for their beautiful tusks. There is only 600,00 African elephants left in the wild. That may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t. Poachers have killed most of the older ones, because they’ve got the biggest tusks. That is bad, because the strongest elephants can’t breed and make more elephants, because they’re dead!

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