BOTSWANA IS HOME to nearly half the continent’s remaining savanna elephants, most of them in the Okavango Delta. In a new 360-degree video, you can venture through this wilderness and get very up close and personal with its most iconic creatures. Sit at the feet of an elephant as it passes by. Watch as a group of adults and calves curiously look directly into your eyes and try to decide if you’re a threat. And watch the sun set over the grasslands as you sit beneath a 2,000-year-old baobab tree.
Illegally taking animals from the wild threatens many species with extinction.
WILD ANIMALS ARE being poached on a massive scale, with millions of individual animals of thousands of species worldwide killed or captured from their native habitats. Poaching poses a growing threat to elephants, rhinos, and other charismatic animals, as well as to smaller and more obscure creatures, like certain lizards and monkeys.