An Estimated 40,000 African Elephants Killed in 2011 (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption An estimated 40,000 African elephants were killed in 2011, with 41 tons of illegal ivory seized. Given the 51 tons of ivory seized in 2013, the number of elephants killed that year could have exceeded 50,000 (out of an estimated 434,000 elephants remaining). Credit [Credit: (c) Art Wolfe / www.artwolfe.com] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.