• POACHERS KILL FAMED GIANT KENYAN ELEPHANT

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    NAIROBI: One of Africa’s largest elephants has died after being shot by poachers using poisoned arrows in Kenya, wildlife officials revealed as they mourned on Saturday the loss of an “old friend.” The elephant famed for his giant tusks, known as Satao and aged around 45, was wounded by poisoned arrows in May in Kenya’s vast southeastern Tsavo national park. The Tsavo Trust, which works to protect the wilderness and its animals, announced the death “with great sadness” for one of the “most iconic and well-loved tuskers.” The death of the elephant, the latest in a surge of the giant mammals killed by poachers for their ivory, came a day after the United Nations wildlife regulator warned entire elephant populations are dying out in many African countries due to poaching on a massive scale.

    AFP

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