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This is another shot from Samburu. There were a lot of females with babies, which is a hopeful sign. Unfortunately, in recent years poachers killed many older elephants, both male and female, as they have the biggest tusks. Samburu National Reserve is not fenced and when animals move out of the park, the rangers can’t protect them from poachers. As elephant groups are usually lead by older, experienced matriarchs, Shifra is studying now how this lack of veteran females affects the elephant groups.