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Real-Life Orc: Brazilian Tattoo Artist Has Giant Tusks Implanted to Resemble Fictional Creature

A 41-year-old tattoo artist and body modification enthusiast who calls himself Orc had two giant fake tusks fitted onto his bottom row of teeth, in an attempt to make himself look like a real-life orc. Continue reading »

Torching Elephant Tusks in Kenya

Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki sets on fire an illegal ivory stockpile, July 20, 2011 at the Tsavo National Park, southeast of Nairobi. Kibaki ignited nearly five tons of ivory stockpiled in the country since being seized in Singapore nearly a decade ago — destroying some 335 tusks and 42,553 pieces of ivory carvings at the Manyani wildlife rangers training institution in eastern Kenya. (Tony Karumba / AFP – Getty Images) Continue reading »