Why can't poachers just tranq elephants and cut the tusks off? I mean, don't they grow back? That way the elephant could survive to produce another set of tusks. The poachers would make more money, the elephant would avoid extinction, and wildlife preservation people would be happier.
Most Helpful Girl
Poachers probably get a thrill out of killing animals. Tranqing wouldn't be as "fun."0
Most Helpful Guy
No, tusks are teeth, they don't grow back. Tranquilizing them and cutting off their tusks was tried by governments as a preventative measure. Tranquilizer is expensive and difficult to use, poachers just don't care.0