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Poachers in Zimbabwe killed 41 elephants using salt laced with cyanide

The poachers laced salt with cyanide and put it around large pools where the elephants normally went to drink water. When they died their tusks would then be cut off and taken back to their homes.… Read More Poachers in Zimbabwe killed 41 elephants using salt laced with cyanide

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Cash strapped Zimbabwe selling its elephants to China

Animal rights groups in Zimbabwe are fighting to stop more of their country’s baby elephants from being taken from the wild and sold to zoos in China, which pay handsomely for these animals from Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped national parks.… Read More Cash strapped Zimbabwe selling its elephants to China

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South Africa: 467 rhinos killed in just 295 days

According to a statement issued by Department of Environmental Affairs, 208 suspects have been arrested in South Africa for rhino crimes. The death toll so far has been 467 rhinos in the last 295 days. … Read More South Africa: 467 rhinos killed in just 295 days

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Police raid home of hunter with links to rhino poaching; find illegal firearm and scheduled veterinary drugs.

Members of the police’s dog unit raided the luxurious house of controversial professional hunter and game farmer Hugo Ras in Magalieskruin in the early hours of Saturday morning following information received during the week.… Read More Police raid home of hunter with links to rhino poaching; find illegal firearm and scheduled veterinary drugs.

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Illegal Ivory trade in Africa

Most of the illegal ivory seized in large-scale shipments in the past three years originated in Kenya and Tanzania. The shipments were primarily bound for markets in China.… Read More Illegal Ivory trade in Africa

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Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits

In 30 years of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this. 22 dead elephants, including several very young ones, clumped together on the open savanna, many killed by a single bullet to the top of the head.… Read More Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits

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More than 1000 ivory tusks seized in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has seized its largest ever haul of illicit ivory tusks and ornaments, which had been smuggled from Africa, authorities say.… Read More More than 1000 ivory tusks seized in Hong Kong

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New monkey discovered in remote Congo rainforest

The lesula, a remarkable new monkey discovered in a remote rainforest in Congo is only the second newly discovered monkey in Africa in the past 28 years. … Read More New monkey discovered in remote Congo rainforest

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New research shows Hyenas are as bright as some primates

Often thought of as being dim-witted scavengers, hyenas are far more intelligent than they have been given credit for and demonstrate cognitive abilities on par with those of some primates.… Read More New research shows Hyenas are as bright as some primates