These majestic creatures are as close as we get to seeing mammoths walk the earth. Called super tuskers, they boast tusks that can reach over six feet long, often scraping the ground as the elephant walks. Scientists think certain elephants have a genetic propensity to grow these enormous, curving tusks, making them resemble something from the Ice Age. The Tsavo Trust works to protect the few known super tuskers left, which roam the Kenyan grasslands, from poaching and destruction of habitat. This is a small window into their work, and, somehow, the ancient past.


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