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The death of Hope...(2)

...in one 24 hour period we witnessed one family member mourning the death of resilience - matriarch of the Virtues, shot by poachers who had to be put out of her misery two weeks later. Only an hour after this, we received word that Hope, another matriarch had been shot by poachers...the tusks were removed and dispatched to the nearest road within an hour... thankfully her calves survived...

 

March 2011

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Taken on March 10, 2011