DR Congo: At least 33 elephants slaughtered in Garamba NP; 3 suspected poachers killed

Officials at Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, announced Tuesday that they had discovered dozens of elephant carcasses and had killed three suspected armed elephant poachers who had attacked the park.

The remote 1,900-square-mile park, one of the oldest national parks in Africa, issued an alert that it had been hit by poachers from an area known to house the Lord’s Resistance Army, a local terrorist outfit. At least 33 elephant carcasses had been discovered so far, African Parks Network or APN, a non-profit that manages Garamba National Park said, according to National Geographic. The recent attack comes almost two years after another significant attack in Garamba, which left about two dozen elephants dead.

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