Tusk hunters chop off the head of a rare elephant

A rare Sumatran elephant has been killed and beheaded in the Indonesian province of Aceh. The rest of the carcass was discovered on Sunday in the village of Jambo Reuhat in the east of the region, said Agus Arianto, the head of the local conservation agency, on Tuesday.

“We suspect he was killed because of his tusks,” he said. Investigations have shown that the approximately twelve-year-old male was poisoned before his head was severed. “The police are busy with the case and we hope that the perpetrators will be found soon,” said Arianto.

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