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Africa Could Lose 20 Percent of Elephants

Africa could lose 20 percent of its elephant population in a decade if current poaching levels are not slowed, animal conservation groups warned Monday. An estimated 22,000 elephants were illegally killed across the continent last year, as poaching reached “unacceptably … Continue reading

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Save the elephant

Save the elephant Ivory is approximately $200-$375.00 per inch, $3,000 per Kilo, or $1,500 perpound. Carved Ivory used to make religious sculptures, in China. Elephants are evolving smaller tusks to protect themselves from poaching.   Massive pile of Ivory Tusks … Continue reading

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Name That Elephant: How to Identify Elephants in the Wild

Like Mothers Like Daughters Photograph Courtesy of ElephantVoices   As with other mammals, mothers and their children may look similar. In this family portrait taken in Amboseli, the mother elephant, Echo (far right) shares many physical characteristics with her daughters, Erin … Continue reading

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Name That Elephant: How to Identify Elephants in the Wild

  Veins, a Unique Elephant Fingerprint Photograph Courtesy of ElephantVoices   Sharp photographs in good light reveal the pattern of veins on an elephant’s ears, which are as unique as our human fingerprints. “With a bit of sleuthing,” Poole said, … Continue reading

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Elephant chased me in Marsabet

  When I found an elephant up in Marsabet I got out of the car to take  a picture, and the ears were taking up the whole space on the lens, and it went after me. and I was shocked … Continue reading

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Mount Kiliminjaro in Tanzania, East Africa

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Will elephants still be around in 20 years?

Editor’s note: Cyril Christo is a photographer and filmmaker whose documentary, “A Stitch for Time,” was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988. Since 1997, he has worked with his wife, Marie Wilkinson, to investigate and document the relationship between the … Continue reading

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Photos: Endangered Elephants in the African Wilderness

What does elephant skin feel like? “It’s rough,” Wilkinson says. “In the morning, the elephants typically come down in the swamps to drink and cover themselves with mud, which is their sunscreen and protects them from ticks.” This elephant is … Continue reading

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