Prince Harry is opening up about his summer trip to Africa where he took part in a project aiding in the conservation of elephants.
According to a series of tweets shared on the official Royal Twitter page on Friday, the 32-year-old red-headed prince spent three weeks in the country of Malawi with African Parks, where he worked alongside a group of volunteers and trained experts to help relocate hundreds of elephants to a sanctuary 200 miles away.
As one of the tweets explains, “The 500 Elephants project aims to move herds from Majete and Liwonde, where numbers are thriving, to the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.” In one image, Prince Harry was seen marking some of the tranquilized animals as a form of identification, as part of the first phase of the project in which 261 elephants were successfully re-homed.
“Elephants simply can’t roam freely like they used to, without coming into conflict with communities, or being threatened by poaching and persecution,” Prince Harry explained in a later statement. “There has to be balance between the numbers of animals, and the available habitat. Just how nature intended it.”