One Tusk - Lake Manyara, Tanzania, 2007. I have fallen in love with everything about elephants. They are intelligent, sentient beings with amazing memories and a deep love of family. They are incredibly special and need to be protected so that they may roam free for generations to come. This beautiful specimen has lost a tusk. While it is a tooth, it will not grow back to match the other per se, but it will continue to grow from the root as long as it wasnt permanently damaged.