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

(4 photos)

Elephants of the Flying Squad bathing in a river.

Flying Squad elephant and trainer

Flying Squad elephant and trainer

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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