Mortality of Asian Elephants

When a potential predator such as a lion or tiger threatens a calf, the adults form a defensive circle with the calf in the middle. Adult elephants are probably not susceptible to predation by any species other than humans.

 

Mortality of Asian Elephants

  • Calves preyed upon by lions, hyaenas, tigers
  • Complications of calving
  • Drought; accidental falls
  • Bulls fighting in musth
  • Killed by humans defending their crops or poaching
  • May starve to death in old age when the last of their teeth falls or worn out

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