Elephants thrive in Botswana, a rare bright spot on a continent hit hard by ivory poaching

  • by: CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 4, 2014 - 10:40 AM

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, Botswana — No sign of an elephant in all of two minutes, a tourist teased a guide at Botswana's Chobe National Park, home to tens of thousands of elephants. A minute later, their vehicle cleared a knot of shrubs and elephants loomed ahead beside the dusty road.

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