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Borneo Pygmy Elephant

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Nutrition
Eats about 300 pounds of food daily
food web
Peaceful Pygmy Elephant Protection
Distribution map
Borneo
Pygmy
Elephant

Description
gray, brown, and black.
Threats and solutions
Habitat loss and conflict with humans
bibliography
http://gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/species-adoptions
Reproduction
gives birth about every 4 to 6 years
classification
scientific name- Elephas Maximus Borneenis
Role in the Ecosystem
herbivore
Tropical rainforest biome
Habitat
7 to 10 feet
Large ears, long tail, and straight
tusks
3,000 to 5,000 kg
Smallest known subspecies of elephants
kingdom- Animalia
Phylum- Chordata
Class- Mammalia
Order- Proboscidea
Family- Elephantidae
Other related organisms are African Elephants, Mastodons (extinct), and Woolly Mammoths (extinct).
The tropical rainforest biome has a tropical wet climate, insects make up its largest single animal group, and 40 to 100 different species are in 2.5 acres of the tropical rainforest.
Strict migration patterns that are determined by monsoon season.
Fewer than 1,500 Borneo Pygmy Elephants distributed in the tropical rainforest biome.
roots
grasses
leaves
bananas
sugar cane
22 month gestation period
1 elephant is born at a time
Parents care for their offspring for 5 years
Other organisms in the Borneo Pygmy Elephant's ecosystem include Borneo Pythons, Clouded leopards, and Papaya Trees.
the WWF is working with plantation managers and owners in Borneo Pygmy Elephant habitats in an effort to create reforested wildlife corridors that allow elephants and other species to move freely between natural forests.
To save this species, I believe that the main thing we must do is lower the conflict between Borneo Pygmy Elephants and humans. To do that we should advertise the adoption of safe lowland forests and think of ways to condense the amount of land we need to use.
http://a-z-animals.com/animals/borneo-elephant/
Pygmy Elephants
by Matt Salusbury published by CFZ Press in the UK on December 10, 2013
Wild Borneo:The Wildlife and Scenery of Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan
by Nick Garbutt and J. Cede Prudente published by MIT press in Cambridge Massachusetts on 2006
river
Butterfly
Grass
Goat
Borneo Pygmy Elephant
Sheep
Grasshopper
Proboscis Monkey
Orangutangs
Banana trees
Palm tree
Deer
Makes sure elephants are kept healthy (people try not to come in contact with the elephants)
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