The African Elephant
Because of the illegal ivory trade, the African elephant species is now suffering. Over the last several decades, their species have declined in number. They’re susceptible to habitat loss and climate change. They’re strong, smart, and wise creatures, but unfortunately cannot withstand the effects of climate change and habitat loss, making them particularly vulnerable to changes in the environment. As of 2023, there are roughly 415,000 elephants left in the world. They’re being poached toward the brink of extinction, and it’s up to humans to stop the practice so their species can survive (WWF Panda).