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An elephant conservationist never forgets

An elephant conservationist never forgets

One of the first elephant paintings Liora Davis ever completed, "Mother and Son," depicts a baby African forest elephant nuzzling his mother's trunk amid the tall savannah grass of the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic. Although the park is under heavy supervision, she says the matriarch and her son are under constant threat by ivory poachers. From photographs supplied by the Elephant Listening Project, a Cornell University research nonprofit operating in Africa, the Plantation artist creates watercolors of endangered elephant families. The self-admitted "animal conservationist," who will mount a solo exhibition of her pachyderm paintings...

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