How Poaching Is Changing The Face Of African Elephants

Unfortunately, the act of poaching African elephants for their ivory tusks is on the rise—so much so, that humans are literally transforming their faces. While most African elephants of both sexes have tusks, around two to six percent are naturally born tuskless... a percentage that's steadily increasing. Discover the greater implications of poaching in the following video, then learn more about elephants.

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Elephants Are A Keystone Species

The Brotherly Love Of The Samburu People And Elephants

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Samburu people have a close relationship with elephants, believing God created elephants and humans as brothers. 00:50

  2. Elephants are seen as similar to humans according to the Samburu people, because of their matriarchal families. 01:14

  3. Hear the legend of how the relationship between man and elephant was tainted, and how the elephant gained its flappy ears: 01:36

Written by Curiosity Staff March 16, 2017

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