Photo: South Africa May Kill Elephants to Manage Populations



Elephants crowd together at a water hole in South Africa's Addo Elephant National Park in 2005.

At the park on February 28, 2007, the South African government proposed a new elephant-management plan, which endorses killing the animals as a last-resort method of controlling growing populations in public parks and private reserves.

Photograph by Anna Zieminski/AFP/Getty Images


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