Ivory, which comes from elephant tusks, is considered very valuable. Because of the high price of ivory, poachers illegally kill elephants so that they can take their tusks and sell them. Tens of thousands of elephants are killed each year for their tusks, and as a result, elephant populations have declined rapidly.
The highest demand for ivory is in China, where tusks are carved into sculptures or used in other products.
Giraffes are the tallest living, four-footed animals. They have spots, very long legs, and long necks. They have hair-covered horns on their heads called ossicones, which protect them when they fight.
Giraffes are the tallest living, four-footed animals. They have spots and very long legs and necks. They are typically 14 to 19 feet tall!
They become capable at hunting at the age of two and are fully grown after 5 or 6 years.
Male lions are distinguishable for their impressive manes, which signifies their masculinity and reflects their health.