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Toronto In Photos: Toronto Zoo elephants getting ready for road trip

Editor’s Note: Two of the elephants being moved from the Toronto zoo were incorrectly described as male in a previous version of this gallery. All three are female. This version has been corrected.

Two of the three remaining elephants walk in their enclosure at the Toronto Zoo Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 behind a media briefing by zoo officials.

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Elephants are the main decoration on a leather belt worn by Chris Dulong, Wildlife Care Supervisor, at the Toronto Zoo.

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One of the three remaining elephants is seen through its travel crate spraying dust onto its back at the Toronto Zoo Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 during a media briefing by zoo officials on the elephant crate training in preparation for their move to PAWS Wildlife Sanctuary in California after Thanksgiving.

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One of the three remaining elephants is seen spraying dust onto itself at the Toronto Zoo Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

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Chains circle the feet of one of the three remaining elephants in their enclosure at the Toronto Zoo Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The three elephants weigh approx. 3000-5000 kg each and will be standing in their own crate measuring approximately 6.5'x9'x13', for the 4,200 km road trip.

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The eyelashes of one of the ageing three remaining elephants in its enclosure at the Toronto Zoo Wednesday, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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One of the three remaining elephants is seen through its travel crate at the Toronto Zoo Wednesday, on Sept. 18, 2013.

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