In Maputo National Park, human-elephant conflict remains a challenge that the parks’ staff is constantly trying to resolve. Thanks to the dedicated ranger protection efforts, elephant populations are now thriving.
Unfortunately, despite the abundance of nutritious food and safety that the park provides, a few of these smart giants have other plans.
A trio of elephant bulls have been causing havoc for the staff and communities living in the buffer zone of the park. They have made a habit of breaking the park’s fence to reach the tasty crops grown by farmers in the local villages.
Today, Peace Parks Foundation, Mozambique Wildlife Alliance and Elephants Alive! have caught the three elephants in the act of breaking the fence. They quickly responded by darting one young bull and embarked on a collaring operation that will help to understand and monitor the trio’s movements.