African Elephants Wading in River (image) The Earth Institute at Columbia University 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. 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.