ele­phants in num­bers

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3m+

Num­ber of African ele­phants in the early 20th cen­tury

415,000

Es­ti­mated pop­u­la­tion to­day

800,000

African ele­phants killed for ivory over the past three decades

62%

Per­cent­age de­cline in pop­u­la­tion over a decade

1,000

Price in dol­lars per kilo­gram of ivory on the Asian black mar­ket

70

Life­span in years of an African ele­phant

50

Age at which fe­male ele­phants are still fer­tile

22

Ges­ta­tion pe­riod in months of an ele­phant – the long­est in the an­i­mal king­dom

6

Weight in tons of the largest bull ele­phant

3,5

Length in me­tres of the long­est ele­phant tusk

150

Weight in kilo­grams of dung pro­duced daily

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