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Qumquat, born in 1969, loved by Amboseli researchers for four decades, gunned down for her ivory. Her family have lost their leader.

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The QB Family Pays the Price for Ivory

Wed, 2012-10-31 10:15 by Vicki

Devastating news from Amboseli. One of our best-loved big matriarchs, Qumquat, was slaughtered by poachers, along with her two young daughters, very close to the border of the Park. Qumquat's youngest daughter was found alongside the carcasses, and we rescued her yesterday with the help of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. She is lucky to be cared for by the expert team at Sheldrick's but she has been through a terrible ordeal. Qumquat's 6-month-old grandson is missing. Apologies for these upsetting images; this is the cruel and bloody reality of the ivory trade. Here is a link to a video.