Giant step forward as Addo elephants’ territory doubles (video)

ROOM TO BREATHE ... The elephants of Addo now have a bit of elbow room in the enlarged park.
ROOM TO BREATHE ... The elephants of Addo now have a bit of elbow room in the enlarged park.

2010-08-20 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa , Guy Rogers

THE Addo Elephant National Park took a giant step forward yesterday, lowering the southern fence between the old and new sections of the park and opening the way for its burgeoning jumbo herd to return to their ancestral home. “Addo has expanded to about 180000ha but the park core, where the elephants presently are, is just over 12000ha, north of the Addo Heights road. With the lowering of the fence today we have expanded this core to include the just under 12000ha south of the road.

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