A hungry little rufous bettong - a marsupial more commonly known as a rat-kangaroo - is fed at Wild Action Zoo in Victoria, Australia. When fully grown, it will be about the size of a rabbit. Picture: Bruce Magilton/Newspix / Rex Features
This past year has been unprecedented for elephants since record keeping began twenty-three years ago. It is estimated that over two and a half thousand elephants have been poached for their tusks. The tragedy of what is happening is not just what is dying around us, but also what is dying within us.