Poachers Kill One Of The World’s Largest Elephants

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June 16, 2014 3:54pm PST

An enormous elephant named Satao has reportedly been killed by poachers inside of Tsavo National Park in Kenya. He was thought to have been born in the early 1960’s.

Satao was iconic for his ivory. His tusks weighed over 100 pounds and were so large that they reached the ground. He was a truly stunning animal.

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The circumstances surrounding his untimely death are excessively brutal. He died by poisoned arrows after migrating in search of water. He was found with his face horribly mutilated and his tusks sawed off.

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