89 elephants killed in Chad
- Published: 22 Mar 2013 at 13.04
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Poachers killed and butchered 89 elephants in a single night last week in southern Chad, Africa, conservation groups say.
News of the atrocity comes just a week after the end of the Cites convention in Bangkok, where Thailand got strong criticism from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species for encouraging illicit trade in African ivory.
The slaughter of elephants near the town of Ganba included 33 pregnant females and 15 calves, said one account by the World Wildlife Fund.
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