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Botswana | A “poaching frenzy”: At least 87 elephants — their tusks hacked off — found dead

CAPE TOWN — Some of the elephant corpses had begun to decay, their skins dried stiff over bony carcasses. Others appeared to have been freshly killed, partly covered by bushes in an attempt to hide them from view.


The tusks of all 87 animals, which were counted during aerial surveys over the past few months in Botswana, had been chopped off — evidence of what conservationists are calling one of the biggest slaughters in recent years.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/world/africa/elephants-botswana-poaching.html

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