By Apolinari Tairo
Making a quick visit to Tanzanian wildlife parks, elephants make one out of five attractions tourists would like to watch, as a herd of jumbos stride elegantly with their calves between them.
Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania and Ruaha National Park in the southern highlands are the most areas keeping big herds of African jumbos, but threatened to disappear from escalating poaching fueled by the growing ivory trade in China, Vietnam, and other nations in the Far East.
US President Mr. Barack Obama was scheduled to visit Mikumi National Park, some 300 kilometers southwest of the Tanzanian capital city of Dar es Salaam, where he would know more about African elephants and dangers ahead for these biggest terrestrial mammals.
Mikumi National Park, one among the leading tourist parks in Tanzania, is today as well, threatened by escalating cases of elephant poaching fueled by the growing trophy markets in China and other nations in Asia.
President Obama would see big herds of elephants feeding in an African wilderness, numbering up to 200 each. Mikumi National Park is one among African wildlife parks breeding many elephants. More....