What did an
elephant look like?
How would you explain an elephant to a child if
elephants no longer roamed the lands of Africa?
Africa was once home to the world’s most iconic
wildlife. Elephants, leopards, rhinos, and giraffes
once roamed freely.
The people of Africa lived in harmony with the
animals and their lands.
But sharing land with Africa’s
wildlife was difficult.
Many wild creatures were killed by poachers.
Others were displaced as people needed more space to survive.
The animals began to disappear. Soon, no one
saw any more elephants.
One by one, more animals went extinct.
The people of Africa suffered too. Once
coexisting peacefully with their natural
environment, Africans now struggled to live in
an empty land.
Then, one day, no one could remember
how this place used to be.
Africa’s iconic landscape was just a