Elephants on Patrol

Your morning cup of coffee may be affecting Sumatra's elephants.

Preserving a Shrinking Population

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The World Wildlife Fund inspects damage to a village home in Sumatra. A woman was asleep in the bedroom with her husband and baby son when a wild elephant crashed into their kitchen.

Here villagers clear land for palm oil and food crops. But in other areas farmers have burned much of the elephants' habitat to make coffee sold in Europe and North America. The elephants must struggle to survive alongside humans, who see them as a dangerous nuisance. (Adam Tomasek, World Wildlife Fund)

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