07 Aug '12, 7pm

Elephant slaughter continues in Chad, another baby rescued

Elephant slaughter continues in Chad, another baby rescued

Laurel Neme, special to mongabay.com August 07, 2012 'Toto', a 3-week-old male elephant rescued by SOS Elephants. Photo courtesy of SOS Elephants Elephant poaching persists in southwestern Chad as poachers slaughtered more elephants on August 3, the second time in less than two weeks. In the first attack, the week of July 23, poachers killed 34 elephants, including 29 in Chari Baguirmi near a village called Bram and five in Mayo Lemie near Nanguigoto. In the second attack on August 3, it appears at least 4 or 5 elephants were killed and 2 injured, including a mother with three calves. In addition, between five to ten baby elephants have been left alone in the bush. The exact numbers are unclear. Searching is difficult as poachers are still in the area, movement by truck is challenged by wet conditions, and thick vegetation limits aerial surveillance. A team from SOS Elepha...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0807-neme-chad-elephant-poa...

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