Family of 12 elephants killed by poachers in Kenya

A family of 12 elephants were slaughtered and their tusks hacked off in the worst recorded ivory poaching incident in Kenya's history.

Kenya elephants
Twelve elephants were slaughtered in Kenya. Credit: CCTV

The mammals were shot multiple times in Tsavo National Park, which homes 13,000 elephants.

Kenya's Wildlife Service are searching for the ten poachers alleged to be responsible for the killings.

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Anger over elephant killings

A family of 12 elephants have been slaughtered and their tusks hacked off in the worst recorded ivory poaching incident in Kenya's history, prompting calls for action to tackle the illegal trade.