Ask an Educator about Elephants
Elephants eat a variety of vegetation such as banana plants and bamboo along with fruits and vegetables.
Yes, the Asian elephant is endangered. There are around 35,000 Asian elephants remaining in Southeast Asia. The increasing human population leads to the destruction of forests creating human elephant conflict. In addition to clearing land for villages and farming, commercial demand for palm oil, rubber, and hardwoods strip the elephants of habitat and resources.