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Pretoria-based Professor Wouter van Hoven, who is undertaking the world's largest elephant restocking programme in Angola, is perhaps best known as a modern-day Noah. His Operation Noah's Ark will culminate in June 2003 when 150 elephants are captured in Botswana and South Africa. They will be transported by road to Walvis Bay and, with 150 other mammals from 12 species, will be loaded on to a South African Navy ship and taken by road to the Kissama National Park, 75km south of Luanda.