PHOTOS OF THE WEEK:  ELEPHANTS

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: ELEPHANTS

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Watching these gentle giants go about their business in the wilds of Africa has to be one of my most memorable travel moments.  It’s fun to see them, young and old, enjoying a mudbath together, and it’s heart warming to see first-hand their close family bonds.

What isn’t fun is to think about what’s happening to these beautiful animals. 

A recent W5 Documentary said that, based on the current rate of poaching (one every 15 minutes), elephants are facing the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaur era.  It talked about how the decline is accelerating. 

In 1900, there were 10 million elephants in Africa. 

Now, there are 470 thousand.  

Elephants in a row

Old elephant

The End

The End

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