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Elephant sanctuary

21 December 37

It’s estimated as many as 20,000 elephants are killed by poachers in Africa every year. They’re killed for their ivory, which can be sold on the black market for up to $5,000 per kilogram. Poachers kill adult elephants leaving the young to die as baby elephants can’t survive in the wild without help. Roxy Danckwert created a sanctuary for orphaned elephants in Zimbabwe more than 20 years ago, in an attempt to give the rescued the opportunity for a safe life.

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