What happens when wild elephants BEGIN destroying farms and homes in areas where the human population is encroaching onto the elephants' natural habitat? Turn other elephants against them! The Flying Squad is a group in Indonesia that uses four domesticated and specially trained elephants (2 male and 2 female) to "patrol" villages to keep rambunctious wild elephants at bay. The Flying Squad works in conjunction with the World Wildlife Foundation to help avoid human-elephant conflicts in the region. So basically, it saves both human and elephant lives. Good news for everyone involved. [National Geographic]
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