The littlest elephant

Known as the Pygmy elephant, this guy lives in the rain forests of Borneo. He has the smaller ears and the convex back of the Asian elephant and was once thought to be just a smaller version of that animal. 

His height?  A full three feet shorter than an average African elephant...about 7 feet tall!

A Pygmy elephant is unusually gentle, but also in danger of extinction.  

Why?  The Borneo forest is being converted to palm oil plantations...and Pygmy elephants love palm oil like kids love candy! So plantation owners destroy the elephants for eating their palm oil.

But one man, Bert Dausip, is trying to save them.  Watch his documentary on how he tracks, observes, and attempts to save the Pygmy elephant in "Borneo's Pygmy Elephant" (link below).

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