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Sad and shocking images of elephants slaughtered by poachers

Published 29/10/2015 | 13:03

A group of elephants, believed to have been killed by poachers, lie dead at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Reuters/Stringer
A group of elephants, believed to have been killed by poachers, lie dead at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Reuters/Stringer
A group of elephants, believed to have been killed by poachers, lie dead at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Reuters/Stringer
A group of elephants, believed to have been killed by poachers, lie dead at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Reuters/Stringer
A group of elephants, believed to have been killed by poachers, lie dead at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Reuters/Stringer

These sad and shocking images show a group of elephants, believed to have been slaughtered by poachers, lying lifeless at a watering hole in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.

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Africa's elephant and rhino populations are being relentlessly poached for their ivory and horns to meet red-hot demand in newly-affluent Asian economies.

Two weeks ago, the parks agency reported 26 elephant carcasses had been discovered in the National Park. It said the slaughter had brought to 40 the total number of elephants poisoned by cyanide by suspected poachers in less than a month.

Reuters

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