2 endangered Sumatran elephants found dead in western Indonesia, believed shot by poachers

November 20, 2014 10:00 AM

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2 endangered Sumatran elephants found dead in western Indonesia, believed shot by poachers

In this Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 photo, an activist inspects one of two dead Sumatran elephants allegedly snared and killed by poachers for their tusks, in Tebo district of Jambi province on Sumatra island, Indonesia. The head of the Indonesia Elephant Conservation Forum, Krismanko Padang, said carcasses the two male elephants were discovered early this week near a palm oil plantation. Their skulls were found without tusks, Krismanko said late Wednesday. He added that police who are investigating discovered some bullet shells near the scene. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

In this Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 photo, an activist inspects one of two dead Sumatran elephants allegedly snared and killed by poachers for their tusks, in Tebo district of Jambi province on Sumatra island, Indonesia. The head of the Indonesia Elephant Conservation Forum, Krismanko Padang, said carcas...

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