Satao: Kenya’s Most Beloved Elephant Killed by Ivory Poachers

by Editor | June 16, 2014 3:30 am

CNN - Poachers killed one of Kenya’s most beloved elephants Satao; 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.

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