KANTU is a story about the plight of a young African savanna elephant and his relatives. If illegal poaching isn't eradicated soon, the largest animal on earth could quickly become an endangered species. Seeking the ivory in their tusks, poachers often use cyanide to kill these majestic creatures. In this fictional account of a young savanna elephant, readers will learn many facts about these family-oriented animals, how important they are to their ecosystem, and even how to adopt them. Since the publication of KANTU, aerial surveys over 18 countries have been completed, and the results are troubling. The Great Elephant Census, which was conducted over a two-year period, found that the African savanna elephant population had declined 30 percent in seven years.