A tranquilized elephant is winched aboard a recovery vehicle as rescuers evacuate elephants persecuted in a human-elephant conflict in the southern African country of Malawi. Local subsistence farmers sometimes use violence to protect crops from raids by the elephants. At least 10 people and a number of elephants have recently died in such confrontations. The International Fund for Animal Welfare said a group of nine elephants, including three young calves, were successfully darted and tranquilized and are en route to the Majete Wildlife Reserve. The animal welfare organization says it has begun the relocation of more than 60 elephants in an effort to end conflict between the animals and villagers.
IFAW/ Associated Press
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