So when it comes to adaptation, animals do that a lot to survive their environment.
Take polar bears and winter foxes for an example, they both adapted to blend with their environment in the case of their furs. Some animals don’t even have to worry about predation again rather they are adapting to save themselves from human factors.
As we know elephants are hunted for their ivory with poachers often shooting at elephants from helicopters or small planes, allowing the elephants very little chance of defending themselves or escaping.
The tusks are said to have some sort of supernatural healing powers.👻😷 Despite having imposed a ban in late 2017, China is one of the nations where ivory is still more sought-after and sometimes worth more than gold.😨 Ground and ingested, it’s touted not only as being a cure for numerous diseases, but also as a way of increasing virility, strength, and fertility. Although it has not yet been proven that the powdered tusks works.
However, it seems “Mother Nature” is fighting back with a weapon of her own — evolution. As a recent piece published in National Geographic outlined, natural selection appears to be favoring elephants born without tusks.😜
Previously, between 2% and 4% of all the female elephants in Mozambique had no tusks but that figure has now soared to almost a third of the female elephant population.