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Ivory Coast elephants get new home as habitat shrinks

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM:Authorities decided to relocate the elephants after they had fled another national park, trampled three people to death and destroyed crops

AFP, DALOA, Ivory Coast

A soft trumpeting sound emerged, followed by the animal, moving slowly and awkwardly, seemingly taking in its new surroundings.

“Censuses show that there are already elephants here. We have to hope they have had a good, long life in the park,” Sissler-Bienvenu said. “If this can increase the birth rate, we will be happy.”

Just one problem — the four animals that have so far been transported are all males.

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