How many African Elephants are living today?

According to the 2007 African Elephant Status Report put out by African Elephant Specialist group, people who research elephants, there are currently over 550,000 elephants in Africa. Most of these are found in southern and East Africa, though elephants also live in Central and West Africa. It is often difficult to know exactly how many elephants there are because many elephants live in places that are not easy for researchers to access. Also, elephants living in forests or other areas with lots of vegetation may hide and be missed when researchers are conducting counts. The number above also does not include elephants in captivity.

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KENNY HARRIS January 7, 2016 at 1:58 am

wwf.org says 30,000 elephants are killed every year by poachers. that can’t be true. if that is the case all the elephants would have been gone years ago. I think they are liars………..so what is the real truth ?………..why not send teams in and just kill the poachers ? they could be forest rangers, police, some kind of law I enforcement. some body is not doing their job. maybe law enforcement is getting payoffs. that would not surprise me……….wwf.org has tv. adds asking for $8.00 a month and they send you some goofy toy. that is not enough to stop the poachers

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