Elephants lose tusks
ELEPHANTS have evolved to not grow tusks after years of being poached for their ivory.
About nine in ten elephants in a Mozambique national park were killed in the country’s civil war from 1977 to 1992. But a third of females born since have not developed tusks.
Joyce Poole, of group Elephantvoices, said: “Over time, you get this really higher proportion of tuskless females.”
Tuskless females are also common in South Africa.