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Tanzania plans to conduct aerial survey of stray elephants

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first week of scouting in the area of ​​Lemai. 2 young adolescent male savings, training that teaches them adult skills. Male elephants leave their native herds around the age of 12-13 years and form loose herds of singles visiting females during musth in search of mating opportunities. This adult male has an injured proboscis due to a metal collar. CC: 04 MICHAEL NICHOLS 05/08/2011 Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

A Tanzanian official said on Monday that authorities would conduct an aerial survey to establish the number of stray elephants in villages in the country’s southern districts.

Hashim Komba, the Nachingwea district commissioner in the Lindi region, said the plan was revealed by Deputy Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Mary Masanja on Sunday.

Komba told Xinhua in a telephone interview that Masanja announced the plan after visiting villages in Nachingwea and Liwale districts and seeing the damage caused by stray elephants on local farms.

Komba said most of the stray elephants that frequently invade farms come from Nyerere National Park.

On May 23, Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Damascus Ndumbaro issued a warning to villages adjacent to Nyerere National Park saying at least 200 elephants have wandered outside the park.

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