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Wildlife Foundation: Tens of Thousands of Elephants Killed Every Year

August 12 is World Elephant Day. It’s estimated there are 500,000 elephants remaining in Africa. That’s down from 1.2-million in the 1980s, as poaching continues to take its toll. African Wildlife Foundation’s Beatrice Karanja says World Elephant Day is an attempt to save an iconic animal. “What we hope to accomplish is to raise awareness to the plight of the elephants in Africa and the rate at which we’re losing them, which is quite phenomenal. Africa lost 35,000 elephants last...

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