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Hippos could be threatened with extinction due to demand for their teeth

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 11, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lacy Cooke) last modified Oct 10, 2017

Poachers are turning to a surprising animal to satisfy black market-demand for ivory: hippos. Hippopotamus teeth offer an alternative as elephant populations plummet, and many in many countries they're well-protected. But now hippos are under the threat of extinction - with one estimate suggesting the species could vanish within 100 years. Related:





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