This Species Of Elephants Will Need 90 Years To Recover From Poaching
It took only a decade to eliminate about 65 percent of the population.By Ryan Biek | August 31, 2016
It will take an estimated 90 years for a species of elephants to recover from the devastation poachers caused over the course of just over a decade.
Poachers helped reduce Africa's forest elephant population by roughly 65 percent between 2002 and 2013.
And that same species has one of the slowest reproduction rates of any mammal. A female forest elephant has a baby once every five to six years, and she doesn't start reproducing until she's over 20 years old.