Meet brew number two: African Elephant XPA.
Why do African elephants need our help? African elephants, the largest terrestrial mammals on Earth, are found in 37 countries across Africa and their populations are decreasing at alarmingly high rates. The poaching and killing of elephants for their ivory tusks has caused some elephant populations in Africa to decline by more than 60%. But those aren’t the only threats elephants are facing, as human population continues to climb and land is converted for human use, their habitat is shrinking and becoming fragmented. This fragmentation is placing elephants along fringe areas where conflict with humans is much more likely.
Although we are making progress, major conservation efforts for elephants are continually needed to help this species survive. These efforts include effective staffing and training of law enforcement aimed at reducing poaching, implementation of global policy changes that eliminate ivory trafficking and markets, improvement to community livelihoods where people share space with elephants and reduction of human-elephant conflict.
By purchasing African Elephant XPA and supporting Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, you are helping to aid in elephant conservation across the globe.