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Elephants in Akagera National Park

Elephants in Akagera National Park


The elephants of Akagera National Park have been transported from Bugesera (Kigali) in in the year 1975. By that time they were about 7 years old. Among those elephants, only 3 (Mwiza, Hélico and Mutware (the Chief) have been habituated, while the others remained wild.

The two (Mwiza and Hélico) ended up by following the wild ones. Mutware, is still a solitary and he is still causing damage and maybe this is the reason why he is so famous.
And because people only hear stories about this solitary elephant, the story goes that there is only one elephant in Akagera National Park.

However, at this moment the elephant population in the park is around 80. Mutware survived the 1994 war, but he lost his ivories. Now he is the main attraction in the park and people from all over the world come to Rwanda and try to meet with this huge beast who lives in this beautiful Park.

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