“One of the unique aspects about Togo is that voodoo is real and alive,” says investigative journalist Bryan Christy in this outtake from the National Geographic Explorer show “Warlords of Ivory.”
Christy visited the fetish market in the capital city Lome as part of his investigation in Africa’s ivory trade. In the video he explains the presence of dead, dried animals on display and why.
He also tells about going behind the scenes with vendors and seeing live animals and wonders if there is elephant ivory among the “behind the scenes” specimens for sale.
More About the Investigation
- NG Explorer: Warlords of Ivory Trailer
- Episode Clip: Under Arrest at the Airport
- National Geographic Magazine: Tracking Ivory
- Map: Illegal Tusk Trade
- Bryan Christy: Five Things You Need To Know About the Ivory Trade