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Guardian of the jungle


Sri Lankan Tasker (Elephant) gazing on grass behind a tree. He was one of the biggest elephants in the heard that we en counted. It was one of the best experiences that I had observing the natural behavior of these amazing mammals.


Sri Lankan tuskers are facing great danger from porches as they killed in search of ivory. Only 7% of male elephants in Sri Lanka grow tusks, and at present only 2% of the total elephant population are tuskers.

Location: Undisclosed
Name: Sri Lankan elephant
Scientific name: Elephas maximus maximus

Nick Name: Asela I
Conservation status: Endangered (population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations)

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