Definition of tusker
: an animal with tusks; especially : a male elephant with two normally developed tusks
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Satao II was believed to be around fifty years old; he was named after Kenya’s greatest tusker, Satao, who was killed by poachers in 2014.
Sato II is part of a group of esteemed elephants known as the giant tuskers — according to Moller one of Sato's tusks alone weighed 112 pounds.
Sato's death leaves only about 25 giant tuskers left — 15 of which reside in Kenya — and adds to over 30,000 elephants slaughtered yearly for tusk ivory.
The 55-year-old tusker had pulmonary disease and digestive disorders and was denied a proper diet and veterinary care.
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