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In the year 1975, over 26 elephants were moved into Akagera National Park from Bugesera Kigali, these 7 year old elephants also included 14 males and 12 females. Of these 3 were habituated and included Mutware the chief, Mwiza as well as Helico.
Though the rest remained wild. With time, Mwiza and Helico followed the wild elephants thus leaving Mutware to remain lonely until his death in 2018.