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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.

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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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