Speech On Endangered Elephants

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Jessica Lester
Mrs.Gallos
English 3
8 November, 2017
Endangered Elephants “ Elephant numbers fell dramatically in the 19th and 20th centuries” ( Elephants). Due to poaching and ivory trade the Elephant population had been dramatically dwindling. Habitat loss is another major contributor to the decrease in these extraordinary animals. There are many different things you can do to help slow their decline in population. Raising awareness about this problem could help us save the Elephants. “The Elephant is the largest land mammal on Earth” ("Elephant | Species | WWF."). As you can imagine, Elephants need a lot of food, land, water and space to roam with their herd. The rainforests they call home are being cut down, causing them to migrate closer to humans. This causes elephants to get into farmers crops, putting them at risk of being killed. “Elephants use their trunks to dig for food, water and strip the bark off of trees” ("African Elephant | National Geographic." ). Only the male elephants use their tusks to battle each other. Elephants are very fond of water and “Elephants ears radiate heat to help keep these large animals cool, but sometimes the African heat is too much, ”("African Elephant | National Geographic."). The Asian elephant is very intelligent. “It is one of the only land mammals known to recognize itself in the mirror” ("Asian Elephant." ). Asian elephants are much smaller than African elephants. They have much smaller ears and tusks. “ They are also

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