There are fewer than 2,000 of his kind remaining in the world, and now his death marks yet another life taken at the hands of poachers.
Endangered and beloved Sumatran elephant Yongki killed in apparent ivory poaching http://t.co/ZbnmejJAyl http://t.co/unzgmunCNf
— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing)
At 7:30 pm on Friday, park rangers at Bukit Barisan National Park in Sumatra, Indonesia, discovered his lifeless and mutilated body, the Washington Post reports. Still wearing the chains that park rangers used to keep him within the supposedly safe parameters of the park, he was found with two bloody lesions where his tusks once were.