The elephant, believed to be about 50 years old, was beloved by visitors to the Tsavo National Park where he roamed
"In a joint operation with police, we recovered over 1000 kg of ivory suspected smuggled from either Tanzania or Democratic Republic of Congo."
“Tourism prosperity is everyone’s business," says tourism minister Geoffrey Kiwanda.
The elephant according to the police was killed by unknown people in the area last week but the trio removed the tusks and started looking for market....
As 2016 draws to an end, awareness of the devastation of poaching is greater than ever and countries have turned to high-tech warfare -- drones, night-goggles...
"We want to deploy drones in our parks to ease the tracking of these poachers."
Rhino horns are worth thousands of dollars due to demand in East Asia for their supposed medicinal qualities.
“We have evidence that these people are poachers who were looking for market to sell the ivory."
Police also found spears and wires at the suspect's home.
Earlier in the month, a hippopotamus was killed at River Ayago and another at River Pipa.
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