Yao Ming, China’s top basketball star, viewing a dead elephant from poaching in Samburu, northern Kenya during his visit there Thursday, Aug.16, 2012. Ming is visiting Kenya on his first-ever visit ... more 
Yao Ming, China’s top basketball star, viewing a dead elephant from poaching in Samburu, northern Kenya during his visit there Thursday, Aug.16, 2012. Ming is visiting Kenya on his first-ever visit to Africa to film a documentary aimed at reducing poaching attacks against elephants and rhinos. The two animals are coming under increasing attacks by poachers who sell rhino horns and elephant tusks to buyers in Asia who acquire the animal products as a sign of affluence. Ming has spent nearly a week in Kenya, visiting wildlife parks where he has seen elephant carcasses killed by poachers. (AP Photo) less 
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Thu, Aug 16, 2012 2:30 PM EDT