ARTIS Collectable of the asian elephant. This soft toy is 10 cm tall.
The Asian elephant lives on the edge of forests in India and Southeast Asia and can live to be about 70 years old. It only eats plant foods such as grass, bamboo, roots, bark, wood, fruits and leaves. Asian elephants are in danger of extinction. This is mainly due to people: who not only hunt and poach, they have also ensured that the habitat of the elephants is becoming smaller and more fragmented. As a result, the elephants come closer and closer to people and destroy the harvest. Farmers revolt and kill elephants. ARTIS helps Awely, a French organization that works for the Asian elephant and, together with the local population, tries to ensure that humans and animals can leave each other alone.