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Flying Squad, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia
photos by Kathleen Sullivan

(4 photos)

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Elephants of the Flying Squad bathing in a river.

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Flying Squad elephant and trainer

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Flying Squad elephant and trainer

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BBC camera crew filming and reporting on the Flying Squad, forest destruction, and  illegal coffee. The Flying Squad is supported
by the World Wildlife Fund. I patrols the park for poachers. Elephants of the Flying Squad escorting a baby elephant out the park
after being found alone. Its mother had been poached. The use of domestic elephants to lead a baby elephant out of the wild is less
tramatizing to them then humans capturing the baby elephant.

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