Wildlife authorities staged a ceremonial ivory burning at the Gullele Botanic Garden. About 6 tons total, acquired across 20 years from smugglers trying to steal it out of East Africa through the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
Workers pour kerosene into a paint can.
Wetting the pyre.
Side shot of the smoldering pyre.
Back shot of the smoldering pyre.
All photos copyright Johnny Magdaleno 2015.