Over 100,000 Elephants Killed in 3 Years, But We Can Stop the Slaughter

September 25, 2014 9:12 PM

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Over 100,000 Elephants Killed in 3 Years, But We Can Stop the Slaughter

When sitting in close proximity to a group of elephants, it always amazes me how small an elephant's tusks are relative to its body. Certainly far less than a hundredth of its weight. But because of these tusks -- their teeth -- tens of thousands of elephants die each year.

I've been studying a population of African elephants in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve for the last 17 years -- how they interact, why they move, where they go, and how they make decisions. This offered the chance to really get to know different families of elephants, watch them be born, grow up, ...

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