Thousands of elephants, like this one from Manas National Park in Bhutan, are shot each year by poachers. | Galen Rowell/Corbis

Nearly 450 Elephants Killed in Cameroon : Discovery News

Elephants have been slaughtered by groups from Chad and the Sudan in recent weeks, taking advantage of the dry season.

February 29, 2012
8:00 AM EST