The Mammoth Pirates: Ivory poachers search Siberia for tusks from long-extinct woolly mammoths…

Posted June 16, 2017 11:13 pm by Editor

The Mammoth Pirates: Ivory poachers search Siberia for tusks from long-extinct woolly mammoths…

With the sale of elephant tusks under close scrutiny, “ethical ivory” from the extinct woolly mammoth is now feeding an insatiable market in China. This rush on mammoth ivory is luring a fresh breed of miner – the tusker – into the Russian wilderness and creating dollar millionaires in some of the poorest villages of Siberia…

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