520 elephants have new, safer homes thanks to a record relocation effort

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The largest elephant relocation effort in history has finally come to a successful end. 

A total of 520 elephants were taken from two separate conservation spaces — Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve — and moved more than 200 miles to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. 

Veterinarians and conservationists from African Parks, a non-governmental and non-profit organization that manages parks and protected areas, carried out the massive translocation in the span of two years. 

African Parks announced the completion of the effort on Twitter on Aug. 2 Read more…

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