Wildlife Group: Poachers Kill 200 Elephants in Cameroon

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A wildlife group says poachers in Cameroon have slaughtered at least 200 elephants for their tusks in what appears to be an unprecedented massacre.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare on Thursday accused an armed gang from Sudan of killing the elephants in the Bouba Ndjida National Park, near the border with Chad.

Spokesman Adrian Hiel told VOA Thursday the size and scope of the killing spree, which began in mid-January, is a great concern.

“The number of bodies and infrastructure you need to have to kill that many elephants and take that much ivory is really, really worrying. That's a big operation over a lot of territory.”

Act: “With this massacre in Cameroon, this is much larger than we normally see. The number of bodies and infrastructure you need to have to kill that many elephants and take that much ivory is really really worrying. That's a big operation over a lot of territory.”