Colorful cute outfits disguise the fact that animals used in circuses are captives who are forced, under threat of punishment to perform confusing, uncomfortable, and often painful acts. Circuses would quickly lose their appeal if more people knew about the cruel methods used to train the elephant as well as the cramped confinement, unacceptable travel conditions, and poor treatment that they have to except , not to mention what happens to them when they “retire.”
the asian elephant is the only living species of the genus elephas. this elephant is also endangered, in 2003 the wild population was estimated at between 41,410 and 52,345 individuals. Female captive elephants have lived beyond 60 years when kept in semi-natural surroundings, such as forest camps. In zoos, elephants die at a much younger age and are declining due to a low birth and high death rate.
Elephants eat between 149 and 169 kg of grass, leaf's, and hay a day. 80% of an elephants day is feeding its self. the most love food for elephants is tree bark they will shave a tree of its bark and eat all of it.
he adult African bush elephant has no predators because of its size, but the calves are vulnerable to lion and crocodile attacks,also leopards most rarely attack and hyena attacks. Some prides of lions prey on both calfs and adults, especially in the drought.