Up to 26 Elephants were killed in Central Africa after a group of armed poachers raided a protected sanctuary on Monday. Check the rest of the story after the Jump.

17 Poachers raided the sanctuary in Dzanga-Ndoki National Park and slaughtered 26 Elephants earlier this week. When Wild life officials found the elephants their tusks was missing. Normally the Poachers take the tusk and sell it on the global market to the highest bidder. The Wildlife officials say that the violence has begun in that area of Africa and if there is not something done soon it could endanger the elephants and the people that live there.

Check out the GRAPHIC photos in the gallery.

Huffington Post