Moving giants

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A group of elephants in the transportation-box just after wiking-up.

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A big elephant-bull is tranquilized from the helicopter. It takes around 5 minutes untill the animal falls asleep.

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The tranquilized dart is sticking in the thick elephant skin.

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A elephant family is getting darted from the helicopter.

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An tranquilized elephant is loaded onto a truck.

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An tranquilized elephant is loaded onto a truck.

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Portret of two national park rangers.

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Simon Pitt, parkanager of Nkotakota Wildlife Reserve and a ranger, are tracking a group of elephants that has been released from Liwonde National Park.

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At dawn, a mother with her calf is seen roaming through the park.

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Moving giants
Malawi's historic Elephant translocation

At the sight of a elephant capture at Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi. In July and August 2016 a massive elephant-translocation of around 500 animals took place in Malawi. Most of the animals are captured at Liwonde, but smaller numbers are also caught at Majete Wildlife reserve and some smaller parks. All of the animals are brought to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve as there are almost no elephants left. The whole operation is managed and supervised by South African non-profit conservation organization “African Parks”.

Julius Schrank

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