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sedated elephant is loaded into a specialized crate to be translocated near Narok in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000089" title="Kenya" href="/topic/international/kenya-PLGEO00000089.topic">Kenya</a> during a translocation exercise. Kenyan rangers began relocating 50 rampaging elephants to the renowned Maasai Mara game reserve to stem rising human deaths and property destruction in outlying villages. The first four of the elephants due to be relocated over the next 10 days were shot with tranquilizer darts from a helicopter near Narok town, some 150 kilometres (90 miles) south of Nairobi, a zone notorious for human-wildlife conflict.

( Getty Images / September 22, 2011 )

sedated elephant is loaded into a specialized crate to be translocated near Narok in Kenya during a translocation exercise. Kenyan rangers began relocating 50 rampaging elephants to the renowned Maasai Mara game reserve to stem rising human deaths and property destruction in outlying villages. The first four of the elephants due to be relocated over the next 10 days were shot with tranquilizer darts from a helicopter near Narok town, some 150 kilometres (90 miles) south of Nairobi, a zone notorious for human-wildlife conflict.

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