Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Prince and Royal Trunk Call to Help

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Prince and Royal Trunk Call to Help

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Byline: Tony Jones Reporter jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk

PRINCE Harry has described the experience of moving herds of African elephants hundreds of miles to a safer home as "amazing".

During the summer, Harry joined conservationists working in Malawi on the ambitious 500 Elephants project to transport the creatures from an overstocked area to another with less human-wildlife conflict and more food and resources.

Photographs and a video have been released showing the Prince working over three weeks helping to catch and load anaesthetised elephants on to trucks or into trailers.

In one comic image, Harry is pictured with eight others hanging on to a rope tied around the leg of a darted bull male trying to escape.

The project is being organised by African Parks, a conservation NGO that manages protected areas and national parks on behalf of governments, which released the video.

In the footage, Harry says: "They need to be moved to another place and this is the most efficient and least invasive way of being able to do it. …

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