Asian elephants in Cambodia are listed as endangered. Previous estimates of the elephant population of Cambodia range from 250-600.
Some Asian elephants blast air through their trunks like leaf blowers in order to acquire inaccessible food, suggesting the animals have greater situational awareness and are better problem solvers than thought.
The elephant-like mammoth had genetic differences that caused its curly hair, extra weight, and ability to withstand cold.
Scientists may be able to bring back the long extinct woolly mammoth after pasting its DNA into the elephant's genetic code.