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Satao II, One of the Last Big Tusker Elephants, Killed by Poachers

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 13:27
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Source: National Geographic

One of Africa’s Last Great Tusker Elephants Has Been Killed by Poachers…

The massive Satao II was recently found dead in Kenya, likely shot by a poisoned arrow. Conservationists are mourning the loss.

During a routine flyover on January 4 by the conservation group Tsavo Trust in southern Kenya, the body of a famous, roughly 50-year-old African elephant known as Satao II was discovered, though news of his death was only announced Monday. While the cause of death has not been confirmed, conservationists believe he was killed by a poisoned arrow while feeding in the eastern region of the park. The area is known as a “poaching hot spot.”

African elephants are traditionally referred to as “tuskers” when their tusks grow so long they reach the ground. This makes them an especially attractive potential target for poachers, who attack elephants for their lucrative ivory. It’s estimated that as few as 25 tuskers remain in all of Africa, and only 10 were observed by the Tsavo trust in January.

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