Asian Elephantby Paula McGloin
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ABOUT THE ART
The elephant is a revered and respected animal by Asian cultures, adorned and included in religious events and festivals. But despite this great respect for the animal WWF has listed the Asian Elephant as an endangered species. WWF website explains that the Elephant's ancient migratory routes and habitats have been severely disrupted by expanding human populations. Remaining populations consist of small fragmented groups that are still under threat from poaching for ivory, meat and hides. I decided to create this image to add to a series on endangered species and highlight the challenges that face the future of this magnificent creature.