Success down to planning

It takes a lot of manpower to plan and execute a successful translocation. It is especially complicated as often Peace Parks…

The day finally arrives

It takes a whole team to make a successful translocation. Alongside all the experts there can also be another lot of…

Step by step guide

Darting is carried out by the wildlife vet, with all doses measured, packed and sorted before the helicopter takes to the skies.

Matriarch is the target

The operation begins with helicopters. They need to first locate the animals, then herd them into an area where…

What a moment!

This film shows the tight family bonds that elephant have. Notice how the herd sticks together, clustered around the matriarch.

The journey begins

Once the animals are down and stable, a ground team from the trucks comes to assist. Then it’s relatively simple…

Trucks cross country

Trucks, cranes, cameramen. This stage of the translocation needs as much manpower and planning as the rest.

Breath-holding is essential

When the elephants are finally released, everyone breathes a sigh of relief. For the duration of the elephants’ journey…