There are only 25 remaining giant tusker elephants in the world; 15 are in Africa. With Satao II gone, the number has gone down.
Over 25,000 of Gabon's forest elephants have disappeared in the last ten years.
China just announced a major turning point in the fight against illegal poaching -- banning ivory trading and processing by the end of March 2017.
After news of African forest elephants taking over 90 years for its population to recover due to slow breeding, its cousin, Africa's savanna elephants, are dwindling in numbers.
The severity of elephant poaching in South Africa has escalated through the years, and this could still worsen. A new study reveals that it would take about a century, 90 years to be exact, for elephants to re-breed and overcome what they have lost.
Elephant poaching has been one of the biggest problems in Zimbabwe’s wildlife sanctuary. Wildlife authorities will deploy aerial drones to fight poachers.