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At the end of the Garden Route to the east of Port Elizabeth lies Addo Elephant National Park. Here the Cape's last surviving elephants holed up in dense thorn bush during the late 19th and early 20th century after a concerted effort to exterminate them. Today's population of over 450 elephants is descended from only 11 individuals, the sole survivors of relentless persecution by farmers and ivory hunters. The reserve offers protection to these elephants, along with reintroduced buffalo and black rhino. Click on a thumbnail for a preview.

Female elephant with young Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Two male lions Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Female zebra with young Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Male kudu Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Spotted hyena Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Large bull elephant with breeding herd Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Yellow tailed mongoose Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Elephants drinking at waterhole Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Female zebra with young Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Red hartebeest Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Family group of female elephants with offspring Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
Young bull elephants fighting Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa