tusk

either of the two long pointed teeth which stick out from the mouth of some animals such as elephants งาช้าง

The photos, shared with reporters, show a young elephant with tusks, lying dead in the forest.

Large-scale tusk smuggling has reached a record high this year, with at least 2,500 dead elephants used for ivory.

Customs officials say that the tusks were discovered inside television boxes as they were inspecting a container in Port Klang outside Kuala Lumpur.

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