That's the blunt statistic closing "The Ivory Game," Netflix's latest foray into original documentary. Directed by Richard Ladkani and Kief Davidson, and executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the figure makes for a brutal full stop to their breakneck exposé of the global ivory trade.
It's also a statistic that puts the African elephant on course for extinction. By Ladkani and Davidson's calculation, 35,000 are being killed a year. In August, the Great Elephant Census revealed it had found just 352,271 animals in the countries it had surveyed.
A bull elephant killed by poachers on the border of Botswana and Namibia, it's face hacked off with an axe or machete to retrieve it's valuable ivory tusks.
For Kenyan Craig Millar, head of security and field co-ordinator of the Big Life Foundation, it's a sight that's too familiar and yet clearly raw every time.
"Traders of ivory actually want the extinction of elephants," he explains at the site of a massacred family. "The less elephants there are, the more the price rises; the more the price rises, the more people want to kill them. And this is an ever ongoing circle."
"That's a pretty big responsibility for filmmakers to have… These are people who are risking their lives, [so] we had to basically stay in the shadows."
However there will be difficulty showing the documentary to Chinese nationals beyond the diaspora. Netflix does not operate in the country, and therefore "The Ivory Game" will not be part of the national conversation.