Just leave them alone!
Dida the Elephant’s Death Reminds Us: We Must Protect Tusker Elephants in Africa!
Dida, possibly the largest female tusker elephant in Africa, has sadly passed away from old age — a luxury that most African elephants do not get because of cruel, exploitative poaching.
It’s estimated that up to 100 African elephants are killed every day, slaughtered by poachers who will rip their bodies to pieces in order to sell ivory, meat, and other parts for profit in the illegal wildlife trade.
Cutting these beautiful lives short robs elephant herds of their deep community bonds and threatens the very stability of the entire African elephant species. And tusker elephants (those whose tusks are so large they drag on the ground) like Dida are obviously prized by these greed-driven killers, making it a miracle that she made it to the end of her natural life.
In honor of Dida, the International Union for Conservation of Nature must bolster their efforts to protect “Big Tuskers” and all elephants from poaching. Sign the petition now if you agree!