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NAIROBI, Kenya — Authorities in Ethiopia and Kenya have seized more than 2,600 pounds (1,200 kilograms) of bloodstained ivory from about 100 illegally killed elephants at airports, the head of Kenya's Wildlife Service said Wednesday.
Julius Kipng'etich said trained dogs sniffed out a consignment of bloodstained tusks at Kenya's national airport late Tuesday. Another shipment of tusks sent by the same individual had been seized Monday at the airport in Ethiopia's capital.
Both shipments were sent as unaccompanied luggage to Bangkok. Police have launched an investigation and wildlife officials said they will continue to patrol the airport with dogs.
Elephants develop strong social bonds and can even identify family members by their bones, which individuals may return to several times over the years. Kipng'etich said he had seen groups of elephants standing around a dead family member and making a distinctive sound.
"It is as if they are crying: Please don't wear ivory. Please leave it to the elephants for heaven's sake," he said.
The royal palace says the health of Thailand's hospitalized 81-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej has improved, with his temperature back to normal and his appetite returning.
The palace announced Wednesday night that the king was able to eat more and sleep better, so doctors had reduced the use of antibiotics and glucose drip with which he was being treated.
He was admitted to Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital on Saturday night. Officials have not announced the cause of his fever and fatigue.
In October 2007, Bhumibol was hospitalized for three weeks with symptoms of a minor stroke. The king is the world's longest-serving monarch.
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