Chad Central Africa over 2000 Elephants Dead

Since 2006, 2,000 savanna elephants have been killed in and around Chad’s Zakouma National Park. Ivory poachers using automatic weapons have decimated elephant populations there — particularly when herds venture seasonally outside of the park.

Poached Elephant carcass

savannah elephant

Dr. Mike Fay is an ecologist and conservationist that discusses his experiences on the ground in the Zakouma National Park.  He explains how in the 1980’s Arab horsemen would ride up behind elephants killing as many as they could by cutting the tendons in their legs so that they could not get up and they would just die off exposure.  Then they would take the tusks and leave the meat to rot.

To read more about the slaughter of savanna elephants click here

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