As the human population increases, many other species are decreasing, becoming endangered and even extinct. Prolific development and urban sprawl all over the world are destroying Earth's natural environments. Wild elephants are disappearing rapidly. In fact, the Asian elephant is considered an endangered species. The story The Last Wild Elephant is about a compassionate young boy, Jeremy, who becomes interested and concerned about elephants after finding a fascinating informational book about them. Witnessing elephants in captivity leaves him feeling very disappointed. So, he vows to save money, learn all he can about elephants, and go find them in the wild. The time comes, and Jeremy leaves home and goes on an emotional journey in search of wild elephants. From Asia to Africa he travels in search of a lifelong dream.