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South African game reserve partners with Zulu tribes

By Paul Tinsley
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BUCHANANA, South Africa (CNN) -- An astonishing game conservation project is underway in South Africa. The historic Royal Zulu Biosphere and Game Reserve could revolutionize the way people look after wild animals. The 200-thousand hectare park, already teeming with game, has been created by a unique partnership between conservationists and the six local Zulu tribes.

CNN's Paul Tinsley explores a land of ancient Zulu leaders (July 6)

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Founder Lawrence Anthony says, "I grew up in the African bush. Communities here have been sorely deprived. Their land is valuable as conservation land. It seemed like a simple solution to me."

The closest you normally get to wild elephant is at the end of an extremely long camera lens. At the park, visitors get uncomfortably close to Ndlovus, the elephants of the Royal Zulu.

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