Wang Zhuoqiong: Tuskless elephants evolving thanks to poachers

From China Daily:

More male Asian elephants in China will be born without tusks because of tusked is reducing the gene pool, a recent study predicts.

Research by Zhang Li, an associate professor of zoology with the college of life sciences at Beijing Normal University, discovered that the gene for tusklessness is spreading among the endangered species in its habitat in Yunnan Province of Southwest China.

July 17, 2005, 6:24 AM
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