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The three-week-old carcass in Kenya's East Tsavo National Park is hardly identifiable as an elephant anymore. Gone are the hallmark tusks and expressive trunk; the elephant's entire face has been hacked off.
The perpetrators used a machine gun, said Eric Sagwe, who leads a private antipoaching patrol in the park, pointing to bullet-scarred trees and the remains of two more elephants nearby.
"For 30 years, this elephant was taken care of," he said. "Then someone comes and kills it in just a few minutes. I'm very sad to see this." (Related: "Beloved African Elephant Killed for Ivory—'Monumental' Loss.")
The words on Sagwe's uniform, Wildlife Works, are an abbreviation for Wildlife Works Carbon, a company based in the Kasigau area of southern