SATAO … poisoned and killed!!
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~~June 21, 2014~~
The Death of a Great Tusker
Poachers kill beloved Kenyan elephant known for giant tusks
Poachers killed one of Kenya’s most beloved elephants — a behemoth animal with tusks so large, they touched the ground.
Satao was shot with poisoned arrows in the sprawling Tsavo National Park in the country’s southeast.
Wildlife officials found his carcass with two massive holes where his tusks once stood. His face was so badly mutilated, authorities used other ways to identify him, including his ears and the pattern of mud caked on his body.
“Satao is dead, killed by an ivory poacher’s poisoned arrow to feed the seemingly insatiable demand for ivory in far off countries. A great life lost so that someone far away can have a trinket on their mantlepiece,” Tsavo Trust said in statement late Friday.
“Rest in peace…
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