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Elephant Relocation (33) More files... by Cyril Ruoso
In Kenya's Shima Hills National Game Reserve, a protected biodiversity hot spot, the elephant overpopulation was leading to conflicts with the local farmers. Fortunately, Tsavo East National Park had the room and need to host animals due to their massive elephant loss of 1972.In an operation lead by Kenyan Wildlife Service 400 animals were earmarked for relocation at a cost of $3,200,000. Elephant families with five to twenty individuals were spotted from helicopters and darted with a powerful sedative. Once the animals were sedate crane trucks carefully lifted them into roomy transport vehicles where they were then given another injection to counteract the sedative. Two release spots, 250 and 300 kilometers away, in Tsavo east were reached by driving along bush trails. In 2005 a test group of 40 elephants were translocated - KWS wanted to assure that the exiled animals would not be tempted to return to their native forest. The program was deemed a success and operations resumed at the end of October in 2006 when the retmaining 250 began to be relocated.
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calves playing, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621539 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calves playing, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calves playing, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621541 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calves playing, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calf, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621540 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calf, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
Baobab (Adansonia sp) tree eaten by African Elephants (Loxodonta africana), Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621545 Baobab (Adansonia sp) tree eaten by African Elephants (Loxodonta africana), Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) ran down 4000 volt charged electric fence, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621543 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) ran down 4000 volt charged electric fence, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) ran down 4000 volt charged electric fence, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621544 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) ran down 4000 volt charged electric fence, Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) group anesthesized from helicopter for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621527 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) group anesthesized from helicopter for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) anesthesized from helicopter for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621537 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) anesthesized from helicopter for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf anesthesized from helicopter for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621536 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf anesthesized from helicopter for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) falling down from effects of anesthesia, as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621528 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) falling down from effects of anesthesia, as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) falling down from effects of anesthesia, as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621529 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) falling down from effects of anesthesia, as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) falling down from effects of anesthesia, as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621530 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) falling down from effects of anesthesia, as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) anesthesized for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621533 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) anesthesized for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) anesthesized for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621535 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) anesthesized for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) which is anesthesized is pushed onto side to avoid suffocation as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621534 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) which is anesthesized is pushed onto side to avoid suffocation as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) which is anesthesized is pushed onto side to avoid suffocation as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621549 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) which is anesthesized is pushed onto side to avoid suffocation as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) female has GPS collar placed around her neck before relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621548 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) female has GPS collar placed around her neck before relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull being relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621546 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull being relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) trunk kept open by stick during anesthesia, as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621526 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) trunk kept open by stick during anesthesia, as part of relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull being relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621525 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull being relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calf loaded onto car to be moved to special truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621531 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) calf loaded onto car to be moved to special truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) loaded from pickup truck to a special truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621550 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) loaded from pickup truck to a special truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull loaded onto truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621542 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) bull loaded onto truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621538 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in special truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621547 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in special truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in special truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621532 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in special truck for relocation to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) group relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621518 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) group relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621520 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621519 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621521 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621524 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621523 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya  -  Cyril Ruoso
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00621522 African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) mother and calf relocated to Tsavo from Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary, Kenya© Cyril Ruoso
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