The program, based in the Ivory Coast, aims to capture elephants in areas of danger and safely relocate them to the haven of a national park. Poaching and urban sprawl, possibly triggered by recent civil unrest, means the forest elephants’ traditional home of Marahoue National Park is not big or safe enough to live. The big move has taken a week and cost about a quarter of a million dollars, but animal welfare advocate Celine Sissler-Bienvenu says she’s proud of the progress they have made.
Wonderful! They need all the help they can get!
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