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Native Srilankan elephants

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to Sri Lanka. Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation. – Wikipedia Srilankans has a complex relationship with elephants. These gigantic, intelligent animals have been a strong part of Srilankans’ lives since the beginning. An elephant is an icon of proud history and culture of Sri Lanka. They are a national treasure loved by many. Ancient Sri Lanka & Read more…