Elephant poaching reported at Kruger national park in South Africa

Bull most likely shot for its tusks in first case for a decade as illegal ivory trade encroaches from Zimbabwe and Mozambiqu.

South Africa's Kruger national park, which is battling a high number of rhino killings, has recorded its first case of elephant poaching in more than a decade, a spokesman has said.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/16/elephant-poaching-kruger-national-park-south-africa

Last updated on 20 May 2014

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
South Africa
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Illegal trade
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals