Tuskless Elephants

Female African elephants are rapidly evolving to become TUSKLESS due to ivory poaching, study warns.

Read the story HERE. The same story was aired on the BBC this morning.

How is it possible? If someone shoots an elephant, God forbid, how can that elephant possibly know why it was being shot? After it’s dead, how can it pass on genetic information to its offspring? The last two paragraphs of the article mention genetics and genomes, but I still don’t see how it’s possible.

Happy Friday!

3 thoughts on “Tuskless Elephants

  1. I just read an article explaining what’s going on. There is a low percentage of tuskless elephants born already. The poachers are killing the elephants with tusks leaving the tuskless elephants to breed.

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