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Widespread poisoning and targeting by poachers are decimating their numbers.
These famous animals are a stark reminder of the threat posed to many species by illegal hunting.
The latest deaths came less than two weeks after 26 elephants died from poisoning in two separate incidents outside Hwange National Park.
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Eleven of the animals were killed in Hwange National Park, the same park where Cecil the lion lived prior to his death earlier this year.
The announcement was welcomed by conservationists, who, citing its detrimental impact on wildlife, have long been pushing for an all-out ban.
The 13 adults and 12 pups were found on an isolated beach near Cape Lisburne.
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