African elephants are amongst the most symbolic animals in Africa. But soon they may be only history, for poachers have come up with the diabolic idea of putting cyanide in the watering holes to get more ivory from poisoned elephants. This has increased the death toll of not only elephants but also any animal that comes to drink water at the hole.
According to Animal Global, 36,000 elephants were killed in 2012 this way. Scientists believe that at this pace of destruction, African elephants might disappear in less than 12 years!