Gummy Tuskers

Yet another picture from the Elephant book I did with my dad a few years ago.

Like so many of the illustrations, this one tells a sad fact about the life of elephants. Specifically, the fact that so many males are being shot for their tusks that a form of unnatural selection is creating a population of elephants with stunted tusks or even no tusks at all, simply because males with splendid tusks are often shot before they reproduce. These days it is the males without tusks that get to pass on their genes.

3 thoughts on “Gummy Tuskers”

  1. great drawing Jamie, wish this was a show to get kids riled up and call attention to this sad state of affairs.


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