Elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over the last decade, and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade. As of 2017, there are still more African elephants being killed for ivory than are being born, leaving elephant populations in decline.
Elephants and humans share a long history throughout our civilization. They are known to be just as smart, social and empathetic as us. Elephants are a keystone species that create and maintain ecosystems that many animals rely on for survival, yet every year the number of elephants poached for their ivory increases and populations continue to decline
Source: WTF Fun Fact