Hippopotamus Ivory

One thing we don’t sell here at Hippo Mojo is any item made of hippopotamus ivory. Hippopotamus ivory may sound intriguing, but once you understand that ivory is really just hippo teeth, it doesn’t sound so pleasing. What is the problem with using hippo teeth to make cool stuff? Well, the problem is that it is impossible to ascertain whether the ivory was harvested from an animal that died of natural causes or from one that was killed by a poacher. Poachers still pose a considerable threat to the dwindling hippo population and the illegal ivory trade is thriving. See this link for more: http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/ivory-trade656.html. Hippo Mojo understands the appeal of ivory collectibles, but we have decided not to sell them through this site until we can be absolutely assured that the ivory comes from a reputable source.