Authorities Seize Elephant Tusks

Ivory headed for Dubai

African elephants in Zimbabwe

African elephants in Zimbabwe     Photo: kevinzim/Flickr

Authorities in Sri Lanka seized hundreds of elephant tusks after a scan revealed the contraband in three shipping containers. The ivory, which was intercepted on its way to Dubai, was sent from the Kenyan port of Mombasa, although Kenyan wildlife officials are unsure where the tusks originated. A fourth container was discovered in Kenya. More ivory was seized last year than in any year on record, according to the wildlife monitoring organization TRAFFIC.

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