Thomson ReutersJanuary 7, 2013 20:47
* Asian demand surging for ivory ornaments
* Patrols hunting for 10-strong gang
NAIROBI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Poachers killed a family of 11
elephants in the biggest single mass shooting of the animals on
record in Kenya, wildlife officials said on Monday.
A gang of about 10 attackers hacked off the elephants' tusks
in Tsavo East National Park on Saturday, officials said - the
latest sign of a resurgence of mostly Asian demand for ivory
jewellery and ornaments.