Elephants less commonly born with tusks by poachers

Scientists think elephants are less likely to be born with tusks because they can survive better. They write that in an article in a scientific journal.

According to the researchers, it is useful for elephants not to have tusks because they do not endanger poachers. They want to have the elephant tusks to sell for a lot of money.

The researchers find it shocking that elephants adjust their appearance by humans.

More females

Female elephants have no tusks more often than males. According to the researchers, therefore, more females than male elephants have been born lately. Fortunately, thats not a problem. One male elephant can have young boys with several female elephants.

Elephants have been an endangered species for years.