2006Chad's Zakouma National Park is one of the last elephant
strongholds in central Africa and is home to between 3,500 and 4,000 of
the animals. The heavily patrolled park is key to their survival, but
its officials can't protect elephants that stray outside park
From August 3 to 11 a team led by Mike Fay, a
Wildlife Conservation Society biologist on assignment for National
Geographic magazine, found fresh carcasses of a hundred slaughtered
elephantsevidence of a major poaching problem near the park's
borders (read the full news story).
Watch video and
animated stills of Fay's discovery, including his team's encounter with
armed horsemen who might have been responsible for the killings.