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Rare Photos of Kenya’s Queen Elephant released

Rare Photos of Kenya’s Queen Elephant released
Written by See Africa Today

Wildlife enthusiasts and historians have a reason to smile after the release of amazing pictures of Kenya’s Queen Elephant named ‘Tusker’. Across the world today, there are less than 20 ‘tusker’ elephants. Poachers have killed them for their unusually long tusks.

Will Burrard-Lucas, a British photographer captured the photos of the Queen Elephant in the Tsavo National Park, Kenya, where she lived for over 60 years before dying of natural causes.

Lucas in a blog post stated that the ‘tusker’ was lucky not to have died by a snare, bullet or poisoned arrow which were the common methods used by poachers to kill African elephants for their tusks. 

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Queen Elephant [Photo/INSIDER/Will Burrard-Lucas]

Taking pictures of the Queen Elephant was no mean task, as Lucas explained. He tracked her down for days using a car and plane and when he finally spotted her, he employed the use of a self-innovated remote-controlled BettleCam to take clear, close-up shots of the elephant. Lucas credits the Kenya Wildlife Service and Tsavo Trust for enabling him to track down the Queen Elephant.

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Queen Elephant [Photo/INSIDER/Will Burrard-Lucas]

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Queen Elephant [Photo/INSIDER/Will Burrard-Lucas]

On February 2019, he magically photographed a rare African black leopard that hasn’t been pictured in 100 years.

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Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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