HYH Article Breakdown – Elephants born without tusks in ‘evolutionary response’ to violent poachers

Elephants born without tusks in ‘evolutionary response’ to violent poachers

Will Brown – The Telegraph

How did they find out?

No specific study cited or linked and no specific methods but appears to be survey covering elephants in Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique. Study shows tusklessness has become more common in elephants and this may be due to gene mutations. Original research article eventually discovered published in Science – DOI: 10.1126/science.abe7389

Who said so?

Robert Pringle at Princeton University. No mention of original research article.

Who else agrees?

No independent quotes

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