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Elephant Numbers in 'Sanctuary' Collapse by 80 Percent Due to Poaching

The loss of about 25,000 elephants at Gabon's Minkébé National Park highlights how sanctuaries can inadvertently make animals easy targets to poachers.

February 20, 2017
12:47 PM EST
Photo: A lone forest elephant in Gabon's Minkébé National Park. Credit: John Poulson, Duke University
Photo: Young forest elephant in Gabon. Credit: Nathan Williamson for Gabon National Parks