Category: Facts about Elephants

Elephants-Human Conflict

Human conflict is nothing new. Elephant habit has been lost over the years because of the need for land for cultivation. The reservoirs that were built in the dry zone a century ago transformed land. Agriculture expanded and that process has been ongoing. The result is that the elephant population has become fragmented within the [Continue]

Elephants and Sri Lankan Culture

The power of the elephants and is susceptibility to learning made the elephant an excellent ‘workhorse’ for Man and over the years it has been used extensively on various projects. It has also resulted in its use in religious processions and nothing illustrates this better than the Kandy Esala Perahera in July or August each [Continue]

Types of Elepahnts

Back in prehistoric times there were in fact 350 different species of elephants; there are now just two, African and Asian, but within the two there are different types, 2 in Africa, 3 in Asia. In Africa the Savannah Elephant is far larger than the Forest Elephant, four metres and seven tonnes is perfectly possible [Continue]

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