Despite the amount of evidence supporting the existence of Pygmy elephants to this day they are still considered to be mere freak individuals amongst normal forest elephants. It's sad that despite the fact that a number of specimens were captured for a period of times and even displayed at zoos more scientists didn't take the opportunity to examine their queer features. Perhaps if a similar chance presents itself in the near future science won't dismiss them as freaks without a proper examination.
"Cryptozoology A to Z" by Jerome Clark and Loren Coleman
"The Unexplained" by Dr. Karl P.N. Shuker