Elephants need loads of land to live and humans want more land to live on. When elephants and humans get in each other’s way the Kenya Wildlife Service wardens step in to calm the situation before anyone gets killed. Unfortunately this stepping in often involves relocating the elephants while the humans get on with what they want to do.

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) wardens secure a sedated elephant on the back of a truck during a relocation exercise, aimed at relocating to a national park 10 elephants that were encroaching on community land, on the margins of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

Locals watch as a sedated elephant is placed in a container on a truck by KWS wardens during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

A KWS warden takes measurements of a sedated elephant lying on the grass during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

KWS wardens prepare to transport a sedated elephant during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

KWS wardens secure a sedated elephant on the back of a truck during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

A KWS warden takes tissue samples of a sedated elephant during a relocation exercis on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

KWS wardens prepare to transport a sedated elephant during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

A close-up view of a sedated elephant's eye is seen as it is secured on the back of a truck by KWS wardens during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

Locals watch as a sedated elephant is placed in a container on a truck by KWS wardens during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

A sedated elephant is placed in a container on a truck by KWS wardens during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

A sedated elephant is placed in a container on a truck by KWS wardens during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

A KWS warden places his hands on the tusk of a sedated elephant during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

KWS wardens secure a sedated elephant on the back of a truck during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

A KWS warden takes tissue samples of a sedated elephant during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens Relocating An Elephant

KWS wardens secure a sedated elephant on the back of a truck during a relocation exercise on the margins of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya. Siegfried Modola/REUTERS

Jun 20, 2013