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In photos: 7 things you should know about elephants

African elephantAfrican Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull silhouetted against setting sun, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa

Found in both Africa and Asia, elephants are vital to maintaining the rich biodiversity of the ecosystems that they share with other species.

WWF focuses its conservation efforts on saving the world’s largest mammal in sites across both continents. With your support, we work with wildlife managers, governments and local communities to stop poaching, reduce human-wildlife conflict and improve monitoring and research.