The Ebo forest is home to a very small, and probably transitory, population of forest elephants. Forest elephants are now regarded as a distinct form of elephant, whose population have plummeted across forested Africa over the past decades as a result of hunting pressure (Maisels et al. 2013).

Our surveys of the entire Ebo forest in 2008 and 2012 have provided evidence of only a handful of elephants remaining in the entire Ebo forest, and they are still under significant pressure from hunters.