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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.

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Growing ivory trade leads to poaching increase

The growing appetite for ivory means more elephants are being needlessly killed for their tusks.

In 2011, more than 5,000 tusks were seized worldwide, which represents the lives of 2,629 elephants.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species - known as CITES - will meet later this year to discuss the issue.

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports from an elephant orphanage in Kenya that helps the babies the poachers leave behind:

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