WATCH: Satao II, a 50-year-old great tusker elephant, was recently found dead in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya.
One of Kenya's last great tusker elephants was reportedly shot and killed by poachers.
During a routine flyover on January 4 by the conservation group
Tsavo Trust in southern Kenya, the body of a famous, roughly 50-year-old
African elephant known as Satao II was discovered, though news of his death was only announced Monday. While the cause of death has not been confirmed, conservationists believe he was killed by a poisoned arrow while feeding in the eastern region of the park. The area is known as a "poaching hot spot."
African elephants are traditionally referred to as "tuskers" when their tusks grow so long they reach the ground. This makes them an especially...
RIP, Satao II. One of Africa's last Tusker elephants was discovered dead in Tsavo East National Park, likely killed by ivory poachers with poisonous arrows.
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