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Four-tonne elephant killed by hunters

Update: April, 05/2013 - 10:40

QUANG BINH (VNS)— An adult female elephant was killed in central Quang Binh Province's Minh Hoa District, the district's Party Committee secretary Cao Thanh Binh said on Wednesday.

The elephant, weighing nearly four tonnes, was shot by illegal hunters, according to local authorities. The head and feet were stolen while the skin was cut into many pieces.

Local wildlife experts said this was probably the last wild female elephant in the province. Poachers killed a male elephant for ivory two years ago. — VNS


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