The ears of an African elephant have the distinct shape of the map of Africa. African elephants are also much bigger than Asian elephants and their tusks much longer. The Chinese pay African poachers to kill the elephants and to cut off their beautiful ivory tusks to use for Chinese medicine. They do the same with Rhinos. This is such a pity and such a waste. Luckily there are people like ex-Protea wicketkeeper Mark Boucher who has given himself to nature conservation to save the Rhinos. One of the most majestic sights in the wild is to come upon an African Bull elephant in the road.