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  1. Manhunt On For Utter Monsters Who Killed An Entire Family Of Elephants In Kenya

    In news that would make for a solid first act of a Disney movie if it wasn't already the sad, horrible truth, Kenyan authorities are trying to find a team of poachers who killed an entire family of elephants in Kenya's Tsavo East National Park. In what's being described as the worst incident of poaching in Kenya's long history -- which isn't exactly short on horrific incidents of poaching -- a family of 11 elephants was slaughtered by what police believe to be a 10-person strong gang of poachers who escaped with the elephants' hacked off tusks, which will likely be shipped off to foreign markets to make trinkets, baubles, and pieces of jewelry from the ivory. Because human beings are terrible, that's why.

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  2. Gorillas Caught on Camera Destroying Poacher’s Snares in Rwanda

    For great justice

    Poacher's snares, which can maim and often kill gorillas in the wild, are one of the biggest threats to mountain gorilla populations. Field staffers for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund in Rwanda, however, are reporting a rather remarkable sight: Young gorillas taking the matter into their own hands, using their cognitive skills to dismantle the traps themselves.

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