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Subject:  Re: OTish: what sort of scum shoots an elephant. Date:  2/7/2013  2:20 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  1858389 of 2207599

Wildlife parks such as the Kruger National Park have too many elephants, and a rapidly growing population (7% per year).

Well, there is some sort of disconnect going on. Maybe it's unique to a few parks, but overall the population is falling and they have been listed as "vulnerable".

From 1977 to 1989, [African] elephant populations declined by 74% in East Africa. After 1987, losses in elephant numbers accelerated, and savannah populations from Cameroon to Somalia experienced a decline of 80%.


In 2008, the IUCN listed the Asian elephant as endangered due to a 50% population decline over the past 60–75 years,

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