This is just AWFUL!
At the Tsavo National Park in Kenya, the Wildlife Service said they believe a gang of 10 poachers killed a whole family of elephants!
That is so sad!
They are currently pursuing the poachers who are believed to have killed 11 elephants.
The gunfire attack killed the whole family, then the poachers chopped off the elephants' tusks and took them away to sell on the black market.
Ivory is still in high demand in Asia, mainly China, and African villagers can make a lot of money for taking down an elephant.
As long as there is a demand, there will always be poachers.
We hope they catch the criminals who did this awful thing!
They need to be brought to justice!
Eventually, the world's elephants will all be extinct because people got greedy. We hope something like this never happens again. Sadly, we're sure it will.
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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