More than 1,000 elephant tusks seized in Hong Kong

  • 20 July 2013
Elephant tusks

More than 1,000 elephant tusks have been seized at a port in Hong Kong in south-east Asia.

The ivory was hidden beneath planks of wood in a large container from the African country of Togo.

It's thought the tusks came from baby elephants. They are worth around £1.5 million on the illegal ivory market.

Officials in Hong Kong say the seizure, which weighs two tonnes, is their biggest since 2010.