The Forest Elephant is native to the dense humid forests in west and central Africa. They are smaller than Savanna Elephants, standing at just 2.4m tall. They are sociable animals, living in herds of up to 20 elephants and forage on grasses, tree bark and fruit. They play a crucial role in the ecosystem by spreading the seeds of various tree species. Forest Elephants are primarily threatened by illegal poaching for ivory and bushmeat, as well as habitat loss.