Kenya is well-known for its wildlife, and when people think of wildlife, they often think of the majestic elephant. Elephants are considered a “vulnerable species” in Kenya. The main reason for the decline of the elephant population in Kenya is poaching. Thousands of African elephants are killed every year by poachers for their tusks. Fortunately, many organizations in Africa and around the world are working hard to stop poaching and to help elephants and other endangered species survive and thrive.
Did you know that elephants portray their feelings by using their ears? Elephants have very large ears that help keep them cool while foraging in the hot savanna. They use these ears to show when they are happy, angry, or upset, by flapping them in different ways! Elephants also have amazing hearing… they can hear other elephants even if they are a few miles away!