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Elephants are evolving to lose tusks following decades of ivory poaching

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Elephants are evolving to lose tusks following decades of ivory poaching

The Telegraph - By Sarah Knapton

It’s a development that would have delighted Darwin. African elephants are losing their tusks in an astonishing example of evolution by natural selection which protects them against ivory poachers. Until the 1990s, around 2,500 elephants lived in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, but 90 per cent …

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