With 36,000 dead in the past year alone, at the current kill rate, they'll all be dead in 15 years.
The article quotes Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a charity head: "A world without elephants is hard to comprehend but it is a real possibility... Elephants have walked the earth for 50million years but against a sub-machine gun or poacher armed with a spear, they stand little chance."
Four and a half tons of ivory were seized in Hong Kong last month—but only about a tenth of the tusks cut from slaughtered elephants is caught by authorities.
Information like that is enough to bump Vegas down your must-see list for the time being.