Day 5’s prompt of #endangeredanimalsweek is the Sumatran elephant! I’ve not painted this little buddy because I kind of want to scan the pencil sketch in case I mess up the painting 😂. It’s also probably good for my back to have a day off from hunching over my paints.
Sumatran elephants are classed as critically endangered as in one generation we have lost over half the wild population. Mostly this is down to deforestation and habitat loss but human-elephant conflict and poaching also play its roles in the population decline.