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elephants in Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda
January 18, 2012

Elephants, Uganda

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Elephants have miles of unbroken savanna to roam inside Uganda's Queen Elizabeth Park, where their numbers total 2,500, a dramatic rise after heavy poaching in the 1980s. Outside the preserve villagers kill elephants that trample and eat crops, though attacks have diminished with the digging of trenches to protect fields from wild trespassers.

See more pictures from the November 2011 feature story "Rift in Paradise."

See a 360° panorama of elephants »

Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic

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