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Elephants: Though the revered national animal of Thailand, elephants are still poached in many nations, not just for their ivory, but also their meat. In Zimbabwe, elephant meat is cheaper and in some cases more available than beef for members of the army, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, Johnny Rodrigues, told the BBC. In Bangkok, Thailand, a mahout sits with his elephant after a training exercise at an elephant conservation park on Feb. 6.

PHOTO: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters

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