African Lion Safari participates in managed conservation programs for many species including elephants. Part of these programs includes transferring individuals to other accredited zoological facilities for the purposes of introduction of genetic diversity. This helps ensure that populations of these species are as genetically healthy and viable as possible. We have safely transferred male elephants as part of these managed conservation programs to other carefully selected partner facilities. This type of decision is made in the best interest of the individual elephant as well as the Asian elephant population as a whole. Male elephants are largely solitary animals that leave their family group when they reach sexual maturity. They often form bachelor groups with a few other males. The male elephants that have been transferred to other accredited institutions have contributed significantly to the conservation of the elephant populations in the North America as well as Europe.