There may be as few as 2400 Sumatran elephants still alive on the planet. One of their tame brethren, who worked with humans to protect wild ones from being killed, was killed on Friday–apparently for his tusks. Indonesian authorities today described the incident as a “murder and a theft,” and called for a criminal investigation.
National Geographic reporter Bryan Christy commissioned two fake elephant tusks embedded with GPS, then planted them to track ivory smuggling routes from the Central African Republic into Sudan.
Filmed at Kruger National Park in South Africa. [Video Link]
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