burn site5Photos of what remained after 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horns were set on fire at the Nairobi National park last Saturday, have emerged on the interwebs.

Ash piles, a strong stench and insignificant remnants lie where huge pyres of ivory stood during the highly publicised event led by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The torching of the ivory, worth an estimated Ksh 31 Billion, was lauded and criticised in equal measure. President Uhuru Kenyatta, however, boldly stated that ivory is only valuable when it’s on elephants.

The burning marked the largest consignment ever destroyed globally.

Here are the photos courtesy of Paras Chandaria Wildlife Photography:

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