A new study has found that the demand for ivory has exceeded the supply amount. Even if the ivory trade is made legal, the elephants won’t be saved. Researchers collected data from Amboseli and Kenya elephants to investigate how many elephants would be killed for the ivory trade before the elephant population is affected.
Around 66 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth. They were the most dominant of land animals and the most ferocious too. Until that time, they had lived on earth for 165 million years! Compare that with the rise of the homo sapiens- we have been on earth for only about 2 million years- and 165 million years seems such a long, long time. Which brings us to the question- why did a species that dominated earth so absolutely and for so long become extinct all of a sudden?