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Photos: Seized Elephant Ivory Reveals How Massive Cartels Operate

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Elephants and ivory

(Image credit: Copyright Art Wolfe/Art Wolfe Inc.)

In Okavango Delta, Botswana, a group of African elephants gather at a watering hole.

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Elephants and ivory

(Image credit: Copyright Art Wolfe/Art Wolfe Inc.)

At Amboseli National Park in Kenya, two African elephants socialize by pressing their trunks together.

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