African elephants are being born without tusks due to poaching, researchers say | The Independent

Fascinating. In our lifetime, African Elephants have EVOLVED such that more tuskless elephants are being born.

An increasing number of African elephants are now born tuskless because poachers have consistently targetted animals with the best ivory over decades, fundamentally altering the gene pool. In some areas 98 per cent of female elephants now have no tusks, researchers have said, compared to between two and six per cent born tuskless on average in the past. 

Source: African elephants are being born without tusks due to poaching, researchers say | The Independent