By Naturenomics Team
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 10:20

The Asian elephant once roamed from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in western Asia as far east as China's Yangtze River. No longer. Now a highly endangered species, it has been eliminated from western Asia completely, from substantial parts of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and almost entirely from China. Exceedingly adaptable in diet and behavior, elephants can survive anywhere from grasslands to rain forests, but they must migrate across large areas to find water and suitable food at different times of the year.

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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:31
The relationship between humans and elephants has had its ups and downs. 17th century the Moghul Emperor Jehangir: In past centuries, the forests of India literally teemed with elephants.
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By Naturenomics Team
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:58
For thousands of years the elephant was part of the fabric of daily life in Asia. They served primarily to transport goods and people. When the 20th century began, elephants were put to use by the timber industry, destroying their own habitat in the process.
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