I am hard to miss ! I am the biggest land mammal and can weigh up to 8 tonnes, the equivalent of 6 cars !
I am an herbivore: I feed on vegetation and fruits by picking them with my trunk and bringing them to my mouth.
I live in the African savanna but I have an African cousin who lives in the forests. We are both bigger than the Asian elephant and have bigger ears and longer tusks.
I have long been hunted for the latter, and although I am now protected some continue to hunt illegally, making my species more vulnerable.
MY SCIENTIFIC NAME
WHERE DO I LIVE?
3 to 4 m
3 to 6 tonnes
MY LIFE SPAN
60 to 70 years
1 baby per litter
WHAT DO I EAT?
MY CONSERVATION STATUS
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Our textile pieces are made of organic cotton in India in workshops whose manufacturing processes are certified, the stationery and outdoor games are made in France, in Brittany itself, from eco-materials or recycled materials.