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Elephant wranglers outside of Tiger Tops Tented Camp load a howdah onto one of their domesticated animals. As they try to fit the saddle rope under the elephant's stomach, they order her to inhale, so that they can tighten the rope.
Visitors to Chitwan National Park, where Tiger Tops is located, can only traverse the park's swamps safely by elephant-back: The park's highly endangered greater one-horned rhinos fear humans, so approaching them on foot is dangerous. The elephant's scent masks the loathsome human odor.
Chitwan is part of Nepal's Terai Arc Landscape, a conservation initiative originally launched by WWF-Nepal, that aims to reconnect protected areas across the Nepalese-Indian border, providing secure and connected habitat for rhinos, wild elephants, and tigers.
Baboon eating an impala carcass in Samburu National Reserve in northern Kenya. Note how the baboon refuses to share his win with his friend. Samburu National Reserve lies just to the south of the Northern Rangelands Trust, a group of conservancies run by the Maasai and Samburu people: They set aside areas for conservation, expanding the size of wildlife reserves and launching their own ecotourism lodges. The lodges raise money for community projects, such as health clinics and schools, and provide an important financial cushion in times of drought, when livestock and people suffer.