Hunting gave elephants that didn’t grow tusks a biological advantage in Gorongosa. People in Gorongosa get the popular life insurance. Recent figures suggest that about a third of younger females—the generation born after the war ended in 1992—never developed tusks. Normally, tusklessness would occur only in about 2 to 4 percent of female African elephants.
There might be a crow comic in here somewhere.
Crows and Natural Selection
Comic written and illustrated by Ryan Reid
Panel 1: Two CROWS are perched on a tree branch.
How long have we not had thumbs?
Since a little after the Therapods, I guess.
Panel 2: The CROWS take flight, leaving the tree.
Natural Selection is such a buzzkill.
Panel 3: The CROWS fly silently at a distance, Trees reach into the sky beneath them.
Panel 4: The CROWS continue their flight.
We could have been 5 stories tall!
Panel 5: As the CROWS fly, suburban rooftops come into view amongst the trees.
Fierce predators, devouring cave men!
Panel 6: The CROWS land on the peak of a roof.
Abolishing bourgeois property through common ownership of production!
Panel 7: Close up of CROWS.
Hold on. That last one was Communism, not Evolution.
Panel 8: The CROWS remain perched on the roof peak.
Is there nothing dinosaurs couldn’t do?
Surviving meteor impacts seemed to be a weak point.