Climate change is making the already endangered African Elephant more vulnerable. These gentle giants are already susceptible to extinction due to habitat loss and poaching. But as temperatures rise, more frequent and severe droughts are posing another challenge to this species’ survival. Elephants drink a lot of water–between 150 and 300 liters per day–so ample rainfall is essential for their wellbeing. During drier years, elephants have a harder time finding food because of scarce vegetation. A shortage of resources makes it harder for females to breed. As fewer female elephants are able to get pregnant, the population will continue to dwindle. Elephants naturally migrate during Central Africa’s dry season, but worsening droughts may force these animals to migrate further, straining already embattled populations. Click the link in our bio to find out more about the challenges facing African Elephants and efforts to help them. 🐘 - Years Of Living Dangerously

Climate change is making the already endangered African Elephant more vulnerable. These gentle giants are already susceptible to extinction due to habitat loss and poaching. But as temperatures rise, more frequent and severe droughts are posing another challenge to this species’ survival. Elephants drink a lot of water–between 150 and 300 liters per day–so ample rainfall is essential for their wellbeing. During drier years, elephants have a harder time finding food because of scarce vegetation. A shortage of resources makes it harder for females to breed. As fewer female elephants are able to get pregnant, the population will continue to dwindle. Elephants naturally migrate during Central Africa’s dry season, but worsening droughts may force these animals to migrate further, straining already embattled populations. Click the link in our bio to find out more about the challenges facing African Elephants and efforts to help them. 🐘

Climate change is making the already endangered African Elephant more vulnerable. These gentle giants are already susceptible to extinction due to habitat loss and poaching. But as temperatures rise, more frequent and severe droughts are posing another challenge to this species’ survival. Elephants drink a lot of water–between 150 and 300 liters per day–so ample rainfall is essential for their wellbeing. During drier years, elephants have a harder time finding food because of scarce vegetation. A shortage of resources makes it harder for females to breed. As fewer female elephants are able to get pregnant, the population will continue to dwindle. Elephants naturally migrate during Central Africa’s dry season, but worsening droughts may force these animals to migrate further, straining already embattled populations. Click the link in our bio to find out more about the challenges facing African Elephants and efforts to help them. 🐘

Climate change is making the already endangered African Elephant more vulnerable. These gentle giants are already susceptible to extinction due to habitat loss and poaching. But as temperatures rise, more frequent and severe droughts are posing another challenge to this species’ survival. Elephants drink a lot of water–between 150 and 300 liters per day–so ample rainfall is essential for their wellbeing. During drier years, elephants have a harder time finding food because of scarce vegetation. A shortage of resources makes it harder for females to breed. As fewer female elephants are able to get pregnant, the population will continue to dwindle. Elephants naturally migrate during Central Africa’s dry season, but worsening droughts may force these animals to migrate further, straining already embattled populations. Click the link in our bio to find out more about the challenges facing African Elephants and efforts to help them. 🐘

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