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Elephants are a key stone species, which means without them, entire ecosystems would look dramatically different or cease to exist. In the case of an elephant, their dietary habits and movements help control an ecosystem and create new habitats other animals including antelopes, zebra and wildebeest, as well as smaller animals and insects.

For instance, elephants can travel over 80km a day and when it rains, their large footprints act as water collectors and serve as water sources for smaller animals. Elephants also pull up grass and bushes when they eat, making room for new plants to grow whilst they also spread plant seeds to new areas through their droppings (dung).

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