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As Epic Wave of Poaching Continues, Family of 12 Elephants Slaughtered in Kenya

As Epic Wave of Poaching Continues, Family of 12 Elephants Slaughtered in Kenya

Beth Brogan, staff writer

Poachers in Kenya killed an entire family of 12 elephants Saturday in what officials believe to be the worst incident in the country's history.

Paul Udoto, spokesman for the Kenyan wildlife service, told The Telegraph that the poachers were "professional killers" armed with automatic rifles. He said foot patrols, a dozen vehicles and three aircraft were searching Tuesday for the men.