close examination, the cause of death was clearly from a
poachers snare that had completely cut off the baby’s
trunk as the poor animal probably attempted to free it
self in an attempt to rejoin its mother.
is impossible to imagine the amount of pain and
suffering this baby went through over the last few days,
slowly succumbing to starvation, infection and heavy
of villages surrounding many national parks and reserves
have increasingly turn-ed to bush meat poaching with
snares that they leave behind concealed among bushes to
trap game meat.
these poachers attempt to catch Dik-Dik, Warthog and the
like, unfortunately these traps are unforgiving and will
literally capture anything that gets caught in it, with
most victims being the juvenile of wildlife such as
Cheetahs, Lions and as shown here elephants.