Of all of the things that her child is going to face, I’d say the elephant thingie is the least of her worries.
The African Elephant is threatened but the Indian isn’t—the Asian Elephants will be here for a long time. And if we can lean to use the African domestically—train them and make them a partner of man rather than a rival for farm land—they will have a long life. Now if Ebola kills off the excess population if Africa this may give Elephants a better life in the wild. The dark continent could use a 70% drop in People. Cold but true.