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The Loss of Satao

Beloved African Elephant Killed for Ivory


National Geographic has written about ‘Kenya’s most adored elephant’. This is a sad month for Tsavo National Park.


Satao, one of Africa's largest elephants, killed by poachers for ivory tusks weighing more than 45 kg

One of Africa‚Äôs last “great tuskers,” elephants with ivory weighing more than 45 kilograms, has been poisoned by poachers in Kenya.

The bull, named Satao, and likely to have been born in the late 1960s, succumbed to wounds from poison darts in a remote corner of Tsavo National Park, where he had migrated to find fresh water after recent storms. 550 more words