The findings of the Great Elephant Census are in, and they’re worse than we thought. During her brief life this young elephant’s species has experienced a 30% decline.
She was born in 2009 in Kenya. Her father was a Great Tusker and her mother was a matriarch who led a herd of more than 30 elephants.
With that lineage, she should be destined to lead her own herd. But the numbers revealed in this summer’s elephant census show she may never have the chance.
Her father is already dead – killed for his magnificent tusks. Her mother has valiantly protected their herd but poaching has reduced their number to just 12.