11 Mar '17, 2am

Poachers Killed Another Beloved Giant Tusker Elephant, Leaving Only About 25 Left in the Wild

Poachers Killed Another Beloved Giant Tusker Elephant, Leaving Only About 25 Left in the Wild

Conservationists are mourning the loss of another beloved tusker elephant, who was killed by poachers in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park. Elephants whose tusks grow so large they almost touch the ground have become known as tuskers , but those beautiful tusks that make them unique have also put them in serious danger. Now, another tusker’s life has been taken. A team from the Tsavo Trust discovered the body of a male in January while conducting an aerial survey, and released the news this week that he has been identified as Satao II, a 50-year-old bull who was named after Satao – another tusker who was killed and mutilated by poachers in 2014. “I am pretty gutted really. This particular elephant was one that was very approachable, one of those easy old boys to find. Many are the others are much more difficult to see,” Richard Moller of the Tsavo Trust told The Guardian . The e...

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