A full-grown elephant has no natural predators besides humans. Young calves and older individuals are susceptible to predation by lions and other savanna predators. While African elephants are considered vulnerable, their status in the wild walks a thin line and is determined by each range country. Disease and poaching remain a threat.
Zoo Atlanta is a member of the AZA African Elephant Species Survival Plan (SSP). Zoo Atlanta’s Conservation Endowment Fund provides financial support through the International Elephant Foundation for conservation-related activities.
Join Zoo Atlanta and the 96 Elephants Campaign to start recycling to save elephants! This program allows students to have a direct impact in saving elephants by collecting and sending in electronics to be recycled with the Cartridges for Kids program.
Original broadcast date: May 21, 2014
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