Fresh carcass of an elephant killed for its ivory at the Mugie Ranch in Laikipia, northern Kenya, on February 3, 2017. A rare old elephant was found dead at the Tsavo National Park on March 6, 2017. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The incident comes just two days after a KWS officer was killed during an anti-poaching incident in the park
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature the number of African elephants has fallen by around 111,000 to 415,000 over the past decade.