After Tourists On A Safari Spotted An Elephant, They Suddenly Realized They Were In Grave Danger

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Image: Botswana Tourism Organisation
Image: Botswana Tourism Organisation

Over the last five decades, though, the park’s animals have thrived. In fact, the reserve is now known to have the greatest elephant population in the entire world. And with over 50,000 of these large mammals, it’s perhaps not surprising that so many people flock to the park to catch a glimpse.

Image: Max Pixel
Image: Max Pixel

There are three different recognized types of species; the African bush elephant, the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant. The group that resides in Botswana, however, is the African bush – or Kalahari – elephant, and it is the largest of all three species.

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Image: designerpoint

With this in mind, it is perhaps of little surprise that, other than humans, adult African bush elephants generally have no predators. Despite this, poaching, combined with the loss of land, has caused the number of animals to fall. Indeed, not only can these elephants be identified by their sheer size but also by their tusks, and this may prove fatal for the mammals.

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