Elephants are Evolving and Losing their Tusks to Survive Poaching

Karma Yoga Daily

By Vic Bishop, Waking Times

In recent years zoologists and biologists have noticed remarkable evolutionary changes taking place within the animal kingdom. Some are even noticing shifts in animal consciousness as various species appear to be learning new abilities and using new skills never seen before in the wild. This could be a result of these animals adapting to a world with more human influence than ever before.

Big game animals have in recent decades been devastated by hunting and illegal animal poaching, and it appears that elephants in some parts of Africa are adapting to this senseless slaughter by breeding out characteristics that make them targets.

In Mozambique, during the 16 years long civil war which began in the late seventies, up to ninety percent of the regions elephant population was slaughtered for their tusks which were hacked off and sold to finance the human conflict.

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