By the end of January, it was already clear that the elephant population had collapsed.
The last surviving members of a population of more than 2,000 elephants had been killed in the last five years.
The animals are thought to have lived on the Serengeti reserve, but the number of surviving elephants on the African continent is thought to be in the single digits.
There are no fences separating them from the wild.
The only other elephants living in Kenya are the critically endangered Dromedary rhinos.
While they live in the bush, they can be seen at any time by any person in the world, as they can sometimes be seen in the background of videos uploaded to YouTube.
There were fears that the elephants might be able to return to the Serendipity Park, the world’s largest protected area, if the elephants weren’t culled, but that was never to be.
The BBC’s Will Grant in Kinshasa says the only remaining elephant on the reserve, known as “Serengetia”, is considered by many to be one of the best of the species, and has been on the endangered species list since 2003.
The rest are scattered around the country, and it’s a huge logistical challenge to keep them all in one place.
It has been estimated that there are more than 4,000 captive elephants in the reserve.
The numbers are increasing as they get bigger, and with every passing year, there are fewer and fewer elephants left to protect.
We were able to put in a very small fence at one end of the reserve and put up a fence around the other end.
But the fences have been built over and over again.
What we’re seeing now is an incredible change in the population dynamics of the elephant, with people trying to find ways to manage the animals.
And as we move from the protected areas, they’re moving into the wild areas.
The situation in the Serentia reserve has now changed dramatically.
In recent years, we’ve seen a huge rise in the number and the number is increasing, and the elephant populations are in danger of collapsing.
If we don’t do something, there’s a very good chance that this reserve will be closed down in 2026.
How do you find the right balance?
You’ve got to keep in mind the elephant’s size and the density of the forest.
And then you’ve got the elephants in particular.
If you have to remove them from a forest to reduce the density, then it becomes more of a challenge.
In a place like the Serena, there might be more elephants than the area.
In some places, there will be fewer than 20 elephants.
And it’s not a small area.
The reserve has around 1,400 square kilometres of forest and about 70 per cent of that area is in the wild, which means that you have a lot of wild elephants.
There is a great deal of habitat to be protected from predators and predators have to find their way in.
The elephant population is a really big one, and there are two main factors that can be driving it down.
One is the bushmeat trade in the Kruger National Park, which is the biggest illegal market in the region.
There’s a trade that’s going on in the forest, and then there are people who sell the animals for the bush meat, which has a lot to do with the wildlife trade in that region.
It’s an ongoing problem.
The second is the poaching of elephants.
The Kruger national park, with its large population, has a very high number of poaching incidents.
You can get a good idea of what’s happening by going to the Kruggen Forest and looking around it.
It takes years to get rid of poachers and you’ve seen that for a very long time.
How can we help elephants?
The Kruggens are protected and we have a very successful programme of work to protect them.
We have a network of elephant trainers who are responsible for teaching the animals how to walk, how to hunt and the things that they need to do.
They also provide a range of care for the animals, and so the Krugers have a really good program of work.
In many areas, we have wildlife conservation teams working in the local area, where they work alongside the local government and they work with local people and communities.
We’re also working with the local police, who are doing a really great job of working with local communities and people in the area to try and keep elephants and other animals safe.
But there are still a lot more elephants that need to be left in the environment.
That’s why we’ve got a really long list of projects that are in the pipeline.
What’s next for the Kruges?
There are a number of big projects underway in Kruger that are about helping elephants to live in harmony with other animals.
One of the biggest is the Krugger Wildlife Centre, which will have an elephant sanctuary for two