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Ivory Coast Elephants Get New Home as Habitat Shrinks

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January 28, 2014
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Conservationists in Ivory Coast have been hunting, trapping and transporting a dozen extremely rare elephants to a new forest home, in an unprecedented operation that is crucial for both the animals and the local population. Video provided by AFP


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