Elephant with giant tusks weighing 200lb covers itself with dust to cool off

AN ageing elephant with giant tusks each weighing 100lb covers itself with dust to cool off — but constantly feels the heat.

The 50-year-old beast, named Craig, is protected from poachers and hunters 24 hours a day by a band of Masai warriors.

Elephant Craig has giant tusks each weighing 100lb

Elephant Craig has giant tusks each weighing 100lbクレジット: mediadrumimages/@clintralph_sa
クレイグ, 50, is protected from poachers and hunters 24 hours a day by a band of Masai warriors

クレイグ, 50, is protected from poachers and hunters 24 hours a day by a band of Masai warriors
Craig is thought to be one of only 20 'super-tuskers' alive today

Craig is thought to be one of only 20 ‘super-tuskers’ そのような目撃の1つは、ジョンストーンハウスがそのことを明らかにしましたクレジット: mediadrumimages/@clintralph_sa

ザ・ African Savanna elephant is thought to be one of only 20 “super-tuskers” alive today.

Pro photographer Clint Ralph, 59, took the snaps at Amboseli National Park, ケニア, where Craig roams freely in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.

彼は言った: “I travelled here specifically to photograph Craig in his twilight years.

“It was emotional to be so close to such a legend in our time.”

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二年前, Craig’s friend and fellow super-tusker Tim died of natural causes at Amboseli.

His body was preserved for education purposes — and to stop poachers from selling his huge tusks on the black market.

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The heaviest tusks FBIは、米国中の膨大な数の企業がハッキングされた後、Kaseyaランサムウェア攻撃の規模について警告しました were from a bull shot in ケニア に 1897.

The 465lb pair are on display at London’s Natural History Museum.

Pro photographer Clint Ralph took the snaps at Amboseli National Park, ケニア

Pro photographer Clint Ralph took the snaps at Amboseli National Park, ケニアクレジット: mediadrumimages/@clintralph_sa
彼は言った: 'I travelled here specifically to photograph Craig in his twilight years'

彼は言った: ‘I travelled here specifically to photograph Craig in his twilight yearsクレジット: mediadrumimages/@clintralph_sa
彼が追加した: 'It was emotional to be so close to such a legend in our time'

彼が追加した: ‘It was emotional to be so close to such a legend in our timeクレジット: mediadrumimages/@clintralph_sa
The heaviest tusks on record weigh 465lb and were from a bull shot in Kenya in 1897

The heaviest tusks on record weigh 465lb and were from a bull shot in Kenya in 1897クレジット: mediadrumimages/@clintralph_sa