28 Feb '12, 3pm

'Unprecedented' Slaughter of Elephants Continues in Cameroon Park

28 Feb 2012: Massacre of Elephants Continues in Cameroon National Park Poachers have killed nearly 500 elephants inside a Cameroon national park in the last six weeks, a highly organized slaughter that appears to be one of the worst elephant massacres in recent memory. Park View images IFAW An elephant killed at Bouba Ndjida National Park. officials have identified 458 elephant carcasses in Bouba Ndjida National Park, which is located in northern Cameroon near the Chad border, said park official Mathieu Fometa. But that number, he told Agence France-Presse, “may be an underestimate because the park covers 220,000 hectares [543,000 acres] and it isn’t easy to travel to get accurate information.” According to Fometa, the poachers, who reportedly are from Sudan and Chad, entered the park in January and are expected to remain there until the end of the dry season in April. Ele...

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