More Precious Than Ivory: The African Elephant
The African elephant is the largest land mammal in the world, and it eats a lot to maintain that size. Every day it consumes up to 600 pounds of leaves, roots, fruits, grasses and bark. But size offers little protection from the threat of poaching for this giant.
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