Elephant - Asiatic
16 x 20 Inch (30 x 40 CM) 2022
Acrylic on stretched canvas presented in a bespoke natural wood tray frame.
Habitat: Asian continent
Habitat loss and fragmentation
Confined to a smaller population as a result of habitat loss this creates a higher risk of becoming wiped out due to natural disasters, disease and inbreeding. Poaching still remains a huge threat. Elephants feed on a variety of plants and deposit seeds wherever they go, contributing to a healthy forest ecosystem.
The Sumatran elephant is the most at risk of all the Asiatic elephants.
Classified as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red list for Threatened species.
2600 (in the wild* WWF 2021)
Data from WWF website 2021
*approximate count know at the time of writing.
exhibited at The Gallery Gate Doncaster in my solo show “Jeopardised” January-February 2022.