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An Elephant Extermination

  • J. C. Haigh (a1), I. S. C. Parker (a2), D. A. Parkinson (a3) and A. L. Archer (a4)

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By 1973 the last populations of the Bush Elephant (Loxondonta africana africana) in the Republic of Rwanda comprised two small groups of ca 70 animals each. Both were surrounded by expanding human settlement which caused rising conflict between Elephants and Man. Eventually the elephants' removal became imperative. Adults (103) and unweaned immatures (3) were therefore shot.

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An Elephant Extermination

  • J. C. Haigh (a1), I. S. C. Parker (a2), D. A. Parkinson (a3) and A. L. Archer (a4)

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