Just call him the Pachyderm Prince!
The official Instagram account of Kensington Palace shared five photos of our favorite royal's work in Malawi, where he got his hands dirty while doing his part to move 262 of the 500 elephants (the rest will be moved in summer 2017) 200 miles from Liwonde and Majete to the new Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, where they'll be safe from the dangers of poaching, habitat loss and human-wildlife conflict.
Among the photos are a shot of Harry and five male companions "tipping" a young male elephant.
"A few of us trying to 'tip an elephant,'" he captioned the shot, according to Kensington Palace. " This young male was fighting the sedative drug and was headed towards the trees, which would have made it very difficult for us to get him on the truck. All directions were taken from Kester Vickery from Conservation Solutions and Andre Uys, the vet."
In another photo, Harry can be seen leaning over another young male elephant while marking him with white spray-paint.
"Marking one of the young males so that he is easily identifiable when the family group is released back into the bush and we can keep them together," Harry said of the shot.
But have no fear: "The spray paint disappears after a few days," he added.
It took a whole team to wrangle a large male elephant, as Harry explained in yet another shot.
"This big bull (male) elephant refused to lie down after it had been darted with tranquilliser," he said. "After about seven minutes the drug began to take effect and the elephant became semi-comatose, but it continued to shuffle for a while! They have a tendency to hone in on forests, rivers and people when in this state. Here we are trying to slow him down!"
The 32-year-old royal also shared a photo he took himself. (Is there anything he can't do?!)
"Kester Vickery from Conservation Solutions trying to get this Bull Elephant to lie down!" he said of this shot. "262 elephants were moved from Liwonde National Park and it was always the bulls (males) that needed a little extra to stop them. They are all now living happily in their new home in Nkhotakota Reserve, where there is more space for them to breed."
Kensington Palace also shared a photo of Harry and Lawrence Munro, the operations manager for Africa Parks project in Liwonde, to explain how the young royal got involved in the 500 Elephants campaign.
"Lawrence Munro and I met in South Africa last year and have been in contact since," said Harry. "We got him to give a fantastic brief to the Ranger students at Kruger on their graduation. This year he is working with African Parks as their operations manager in Liwonde. He's one of the best."
African Parks, which manages 10 national parks in seven countries and is the largest counter-poaching force in Africa, released a video of Harry's experience, which included relocating antelope, buffalo, zebra and a rhino, plus fitting three lions with GPS collars.
"To be with elephants, such massive beasts, is a unique experience," he says in the video.
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