Tim, one of Africa's last 'giant tusker' elephants, dies at 50

World Feb 6, 2020

Tim, one of Africa's last 'giant tusker' elephants, dies at 50

Big Tim, a beloved elephant who was one of Africa's last giant "tuskers," has died, the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said on Wednesday. "The celebrated elephant died early Tuesday morning aged 50," KWS said in a statement. A survivor of poachers, Big Tim was found dead ...

Major retailer Ito-Yokado to ban tenants from selling ivory items

National Mar 30, 2018

Major retailer Ito-Yokado to ban tenants from selling ivory items

Major Japanese retailer Ito-Yokado Co. has asked tenants at its shopping malls to stop selling ivory products, joining a growing list of Japanese companies that have banned such sales amid international efforts to stamp out African elephant poaching. According to a company official, the supermarket ...