Title:
Hands off my teeth!
Photographer:
Nadya German
Age Group:
Over 18s
Region:
Africa
Country:
Tanzania
Human Impacts
Camera Used:
Canon SX40
Image caption:

Hunted for their meat and their teeth, the Hippopotamus is in danger of extinction. As African elephants are now disappearing, Hippopotami are being hunted for their teeth, as the next best alternative to ivory. In addition, their decline naturally impacts on the ecosystem, especially for the fish that are dependent on the nutrients in their faeces, to survive.

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