Herd of Elephants to be Moved from UK to Kenya in Rewilding ‘World First’
Elephants are famous for their migrations—long marches across savannahs and deserts done entirely from memory, but for 13 captive elephants in Kent, their journey will look quite a bit different.
That’s because their trip will be one-way, by plane, and will be the first of its kind—a rewilding effort that hopes to move all 25 collective tons of pachyderm via airplane back to their ancestral homeland of Kenya.
Such a challenge requires experienced minds, but the team behind the mammoth undertaking are some of the best around. Experts in wild animal relocation, The Aspinall Foundation are working with the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Kenyan Wildlife Service.
At Howletts’ Wild Animal Park in Kent, near Canterbury, The Aspinall Foundation ensures that every exotic animal breeding and living in safety there generates the revenue they need for them or their descendants to be reintroduced into the wild.
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