In the past, SafetyLiftinGear has helped a variety of different people and organisations to transport and relocate many different things such as this Dunkirk Little Ship, way back in January of this year.

This trend doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon either, with the latest news that we'd like to bring you of how we helped to relocate a male forest elephant in the Ivory Coast! 

Wildlife veterinarian Dr Richard Harvey ( was asked to assist the Ivory Coast Ministry of Water and Forests to transport a male forest elephant named Hamed. 

Hamed was relocated from a small village in the south of the Ivory Coast to N'Zi River Lodge Reserve due to him being a little out of control and causing damage to a number of things, including heavy machinery, vehicles and people's homes!

The situation was getting out of hand and raised concerns for both Hamed and the local population. As a result, Hamed was required to be moved to a safer environment where he could no longer cause harm to others or himself. But, as you can imagine, to move a fully-grown elephant you require specialised equipment. That's where we come in.


How SLG helped 

To make the transportation of Hamed as safe and effective as possible, we supplied Dr Harvey with a selection of our strong, reliable webbing and round slings. These were used to secure and lift Hamed safely onto a trailer where he was transported to his new home. 

Take a look at the images of the lift below:


Our round & webbing slings 

If our round and webbing slings are good enough to help lift an African male elephant, they'll be more than suitable for your lifting applications! All our lifting slings are made with the finest of materials to ensure a safe, effective and reliable lift. They are extremely tough yet lightweight and offer incredible flexibility that minimises shock during the lift. 

You can browse our full range of round and webbing slings below! 

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If you would like to learn more about our range of polyester round and webbing slings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the SLG team today - we'd love to help you!