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How did the elephants cross the road? They went underneath it

Elephants exit Africa's first dedicated elephant underpass near the slopes of Mt. Kenya on Jan. 24. Conservationists say the tunnel connects two elephant habitats that had been cut off from each other for years by human development.
Elephants exit Africa's first dedicated elephant underpass near the slopes of Mt. Kenya on Jan. 24. Conservationists say the tunnel connects two elephant habitats that had been cut off from each other for years by human development.Jason Straziuso / AP
Elephants exit Africa's first dedicated elephant underpass near the slopes of Mt. Kenya on Jan. 24. Conservationists say the tunnel connects two elephant habitats that had been cut off from each other for years by human development.
Elephants exit Africa's first dedicated elephant underpass near the slopes of Mt. Kenya on Jan. 24. Conservationists say the tunnel connects two elephant habitats that had been cut off from each other for years by human development.Jason Straziuso / AP

The 15-foot-high (4.5-meter-high) tunnel opened for elephant business around Christmas, and on Jan. 1 a bull elephant named Tony made the first crossing. Accompanied by two other young males, Tony moved through the underpass again on Monday as seen in these photos. Full story.

Partners in the underpass project included the Mount Kenya Trust, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Save The Elephants.