Prince Harry uses his helicopter skills to save elephants

The prince put his pilot training to good use to save a herd of the majestic animals in Africa.
Prince Harry

Just when we thought that we couldn’t love Prince Harry any more.

The young royal has used his skills in flying helicopters to help a herd of elephants during a conservation expedition in Africa.

According to People magazine, Harry was helping with “human assisted migration”, working as a spotter in Malawi to assist fellow conservationists to lead as many elephants as they could to a sanctuary.

The mission was part of the 500 Elephants program run by the not-for-profit group African Parks.

Harry hugs a sedated elephant the team were in the process of saving on a previous mission.

It’s a very important exercise in the fight against poachers devastating the population of wild animals in the area.

The 31-year-old Prince’s training flying Apache helicopters during his time with the army came in handy for this particular job.

Proud Prince Harry shows us around his helicopter in the clip below. Post continues!

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Prince Harry pictured here next to a rhino killed by poachers on a previous conservation trip.

People reports that Harry has no airs and graces while working with the conservation group.

He reportedly showers with a bucket and eats breakfast prepared in the field kitchen.

It’s clearly a cause close to Harry’s heart, as the royal also assisted a separate mission to battle rhino poaching in South Africa last year.

Meanwhile, the royal trio have sent a special message to Olympic athletes.

Meanwhile Prince Harry joined Prince William and Duchess Catherine in sending a special message of congratulations to the British Olympic athletes.

The royals made mention of their team’s record-breaking success during the games, with Team GB finishing in second place with 27 gold medals.

A statement released from Kensington palace from the trio read: “You should arrive home knowing that you have delighted millions of people across the Home Nations, many of whom have stayed up late, night after night, to share in your celebrations.”

Harry, Wills and Kate were very instrumental in the London Olympics.

The statement continued: “We all know that this success does not come easy and is the culmination of years of hard work, passionate commitment, sheer grit and determination. You are an inspiration to us all, young and old.

“To everyone associated with Team GB – well done! We hope that you have all enjoyed the experience as much as we have back home. William, Catherine, Harry.”

Watch the inspiring message they sent to the athletes before the Games in the video below!

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