Tuskless Elephants Are Evolving to Evade Poachers

Tuskless Elephants Are Evolving to Evade Poachers

By Mona Delgado, age 10 and IndyKids staff By Mona Delgado, age 10 and IndyKids staff Researchers at Princeton University have discovered that many African elephants are evolving to not have their signature look: tusks. During the Mozambique Civil War, from 1977 to...
Getting Wild with the Bengal Tiger

Getting Wild with the Bengal Tiger

By Zachary Wright     Bengal tigers are an endangered species due to the effects of poaching and deforestation. They can be found in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Bengal tigers are apex predators, which means they’re at the top of the food chain, but humans...

Elephant Poaching on the Rise in Africa

By TANYA PORCARI, age 10 An elephant calf and its mother. PHOTO: Sabi Sabi The World Wildlife Fund recently reported that poachers killed 89 elephants in one night near the town of Ganba, Chad. It is not the first time it has happened and it is likely to happen again...