Many years ago, elephants near the cape of South Africa were hunted to near extinction because the people in the area were having problems with them. In a place called Addo, the elephants retreated to a spot where it was almost impossible for them to be hunted. Eventually an area was set aside as a elephant park and fenced in. They were fed citrus fruit and the elephants would congregate in one area waiting for their daily feeding. But the elephants destroyed the habitat and the practice was ended in 1978. This shows that handouts with good motives sometimes have unintended consequences.

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