Tembo Preserve will be developed in three phases, the first of which is expected to be complete in early 2017. Phase 1 encompasses 900 acres and includes three spacious habitats accommodating 12 elephants as well as the Management Center.
As the elephant population progressively expands over time due to reproduction and additional acquisitions, more habitats and accompanying amenities will be constructed during a second and third phase. The Preserve’s 4,929 acres will support a maximum of around 40 elephants—a density of one elephant per 100 acres of land—although it will take an estimated 20–50 years after the first elephants arrive for capacity to be reached.
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