The African Elephant
– Earth’s largest land animal is in crisis
. Last year alone, tens of thousands of animals were needlessly slaughtered by poachers - to fulfill the insatiable Far East demand for their tusks. These magnificent, intelligent animals are truly endangered by poaching and loss of habitat. Such slaughter, just to make trinkets or totally useless "medicines," is a horrid commentary on those responsible. A portion of the income from any sale from this gallery will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund (www.worldwildlife.org
) to support anti-poaching efforts. These images were recorded in: Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.