In Chad, the Elephants (So Many Elephants) Are Back

There are now more than 500 elephants at Zakouma National Park in Chad.CreditKyle de Nobrega/African Parks

By Rachel Nuwer

 May 14, 2018
“If everyone’s stomachs are up to it, we can go see the elephants,” said Rian Labuschagne, his voice crackling through my aviation headset.
Receiving the thumbs-up from his three passengers, Mr. Labuschagne, who was then manager of Zakouma National Park in Chad, steered the fixed-wing Cessna C180 toward a spot 12 miles south. Earlier that morning, his rangers had spotted the elephants there.