Joachim Schmeisser

Joachim Schmeisser: Elephants in Heaven

Joachim Schmeisser: Elephants in Heaven

Because elephants are pachyderms, a combination of two Greek roots meaning “thick skin,” one might think that nothing bothers them and that they lead quiet, safe lives. Nothing could be further from the truth: elephants have been hunted and killed for their ivory tusks since antiquity. And people often ignore the calves left behind, who must now live out their…