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An elephant is a heavy plant eating mammal with a prehensile trunk,long curved ivory tusks,and large ears. Native to Africa and southern Asia. It is the largest living land animal.
Elephants are helpful because they are a "keystone species", meaning that they look after the place where they live, maintaining pathways and access to water, which helps other animals to.
Elephants, actually elephants tusks and horns are so special because they are made of ivory, a rare and precious substance.
Elephants ivory tusks and horns are the reason people are killing elephants.Some elephants species are endangered bacause people are killing them for their horns and tusks.