How to Move a Two-Ton Elephant to Safety

Due to habitat encroachment, three African forest elephant families settled in the outskirts of Daloa, Côte d'Ivoire. Tensions mounted between villagers and elephants as the animals damaged crops and destroyed property. Villagers threatened to retaliate and even kill them if necessary. To save the country's national symbol the Ivorian government intervened, calling on the International Fund for Animal Welfare to help move the elephants to the protected area of Azagny National Park. This short excerpt covers the exciting first day of the mission.

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