There are a lot of people who can only see elephants in captivity because they are normally placed in zoos. The problem is that they are not being treated properly, which means that African elephants have the tendency to die faster as compared to those that can be seen in the wild. There are a lot of elephants that are also killed year after year because of their tusks.
There are a lot of items right now that are being made into ivory. There are more groups now that are dedicated to improving elephant protection and management. The more that these animals are cared for, the higher the chances that their dwindling population will start to increase in the future.
We need to care for African elephants, and why is clear, it is because they are fast becoming an extinct species. Poachers are killing them at alarming rates every day and someone has to protect these wonderful creatures from facing destruction as a species.
The African elephant is the world’s largest animal and a very intelligent breed of animal. No animal should face an end, as each animal is special as a species, and the African elephant should be saved for that reason alone. The African elephant is an iconic species and that is why we need to care for them and about them.