‘Our living dinosaurs’ There are far fewer African elephants than we thought, study shows


By David McKenzie and Ingrid Formanek | CNN | August 31, 2016

Linyanti Swamp, Botswana (CNN)Scanning Botswana’s remote Linyanti swamp from the low flying chopper, elephant ecologist Mike Chase can’t hide the anxiety and dread as he sees what he has seen too many times before.

“I don’t think anybody in the world has seen the number of dead elephants that I’ve seen over the last two years,” he says.
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