African Elephants Wading in River (image) The Earth Institute at Columbia University Share Print E-Mail Caption Global demand for elephant ivory is fueling the slaughter of African elephants. Credit Lucy King, Save the Elephants Usage Restrictions please make sure photographer is credited. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.