Two minutes upside Down.
Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi is relocating 500 elephants to Nkotokota Wildlife park in the north. The process involves darting the animlas from the air with enough tranquilizer to quickly move them into trucks. The tranquilizer (1000 times stronger than opium) last just 15 minutes and experts must ensure the only airway, the trunk, remains clear. Once loaded safely, they are awoken with an reversal drug that takes only one minute. Once awake in the truck, they are monitored and released into their new home four hours later. Thanks to management and business developments for local communities outside of the reserve, wildlife numbers have soared enabling the relocation efforts - one of the largest ever attempted.