If they do not develop decors that play an important daily role in finding food and water, survival becomes a bit more difficult for African elephants, but saves them to be channeled by heavily armed wildlife traders. Despite the decline in the black market price for ivory – from £ 800 a pound to £ 250 pound over the last four years – the elephants are still dying at a rate of 55 animals a day in order to control the demand for valuable raw materials in the Far East. While the world's global wildlife trade summit led world leaders to London last month to prepare tactics to save the elephants, the largest land-based planet is present as a flexible example of the survival of the strongest.
One of the best areas to witness Darwin's evolutionary theory on the ground is the arid forests of the Mozambican National Park of Gorongos, which witnessed some of the worst attacks on the elephants of living memory.
During the civil war in the 1980s, which gained independence from the East African nation, up to 90 percent of the elephant population was slaughtered in the park, where the sale of ivory was sold to finance weapons, while their meat was intended to feed combatants.
According to a new report by National Geographic, about a third of female elephants born after the end of the war in 1992 have never developed acids.
This is compared with the usual numbers between two to four percent of the ruthlessness in African salts.
Elephant behaviourist and National Geographic Explorer Joyce Poole tells the magazine how her research suggests that 200 adult females – about 51 percent of survivors of the war and 25 years old – they have no beaks, while 32 percent are born from a sleeveless war.
An elephant expert said National Geographic: "When the population is hard to hunt, hunters begin to focus on older women, but over time, you start with an older population in a truly larger proportion of women without sleeves."
View of elephants without their iconic taste is not limited to Mozambique. This is a phenomenon that has been witnessed in other parts of Africa, which was scarred by the scar.
In the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa, up to 98% of 140 salty women were missing in the early 2000s.
Although bony elephants are important as defending against pre-patrons, as well as a useful tool for removing bark for food and digging water and minerals, those who no longer develop large external teeth do not seem to be limited by their absence.
For Ryan Long, a national geographer and scientist at the University of Idaho, the way in which lifeless elephants adapt to their lifestyle is at the center of a new study among ecologists and genetic researchers.
By using GPS collars, the team follows six adult females, of which three bones have the ability to analyze their diet. The study is also important for other species, as elephants play a role in the influence of habitats on the role of trees and the creation of water holes.
"All or all of these changes in behavior could cause changes in the distribution of elephants in the landscape, and these are those wider variations that are likely to have consequences for the rest of the ecosystem," says Long Geographic.