In terms of predators, because the Asian Elephants are so big, not many animals eat them. Their one predator would the Bengal tiger which would probably occasionally eat a young elephant. This means that if the Asian elephant were to go extinct it may result in a few Bengal tigers dying at first, however their population will most likely balance itself out. If you look at its ecosystem as a whole and the food web in which the Asian Elephant is in, not many species other than the Bengal tiger will be affected because the Asian Elephant are herbivores and they mainly eat vegetation that they can find within their habitat such as fruits, leaves and grass. As well, since Bengal tigers are top consumer in the food web, no other species in the food web would be directly affected, except for the scavengers such as Jackals which would have less food and their population may slightly decrease at the beginning because of how much food, just one dead elephant could provide.
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Metrics details. An Erratum to this article was published on 07 December Nepal provides habitat for approximately — wild Asian elephants Elephas maximus. Although a small proportion of the world population of this species, this group is important for maintaining the genetic diversity of elephants and conservation of biodiversity in this region. Knowledge of foraging patterns of these animals, which is important for understanding their habitat requirements and for assessing their habitat condition, is lacking for the main areas populated by elephants in Nepal.
The elephant is Earth's largest land animal, although the Asian elephant is slightly smaller than its African cousin. Asian elephants can be identified by their smaller, rounded ears. An African elephant's ears resemble the continent of Africa.