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Can Elephants Swim? They do and quite well too. Here’s how they are able to achieve that.

Can elephants swim?

Elephants Underwater (Photo: Zoo Zurich)

When you think of an elephant, what image comes to mind?

Most likely, a large and lumbering land mammal. Also, you would expect such a large creature to shy away from water since it would sink deep into the waters and drown.

Well, if you thought that, you’re wrong. The fact is, elephants are excellent swimmers and that’s

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Groups of hungry wild elephants are raiding farms and hurting their tame counterparts in the process. 

Domestic elephants are a direct target of hungry wild herds: Wild Elephants In Vietnam

Tame (Domestic) Elephants Are A Direct Target Of Hungry Wild Herds.

Added to the threat of extinction, wild elephants in Vietnam are facing another equally distressing problem: Lack of food.

In a number of provinces in the country, there have been several clashes between wild elephants and their domesticated kind. Every one of these clashes has been as a result of the wild herds searching for food. As at the last count, at least five such clashes occurred over the past few months especially from March to August 2017.

Particularly disturbing was the most recent fight where a herd with seven wild elephants

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The surviving wild Elephants in Vietnam are now less than 100. 

Trapped Elephant: Elephants In Vietnam

Jun, a 6 year old elephant, was found trapped and wounded by the local people. Now Jun has been moved to the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center. (Photo: Phuong Ngan / WWF-Vietnam)

From a position of reverence and adoration in past centuries, Asia’s Wild Elephants may soon become a thing of the past with the many threats and pressures they face today.

In many countries across Asia, elephants have become more of a pest: to be gotten rid of however possible. And, the problem is not restricted to just one or two countries alone.

The situation is so bad now that these giant mammals are presently critically endangered in

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