A close look at the life and habitat of these ancient, seriously endangered animals. Patent describes the two kinds of African elephants (savanna and forest), then reports on recent efforts to save elephants endangered by poaching and habitat destruction. The color photos on every page are appealing, though some are dark or muddy, while careless captioning limits their usefulness (e.g., in the captions both kinds of elephants are simply ""elephants,"" leaving readers to ponder which is shown). Useful information on a high-interest topic, but a lesser effort from this prolific science writer. Index.