Api Elephant Domestication Center in Congo

Api Elephant Domestication Center
Typecamp
Founded1899
First elephant1902
Stopped elephants1930
Closed down1930
CountryCongo

Elephants were caught at the elephant hunting reserve of the Bas Uele.

For many years all capture and training operations were coordinated by Commandant P.P.M. Offerman.
1910: 35 elephants.
1930: All elephants moved to Gangala-na-bodio some 250 miles east on Api.

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