Wildlife officials are in the process of translocating 15 "rogue" elephants between protected breeding grounds in Kenya this week.

The animals are being moved from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Meru National Park after "terrorizing residents," damaging crops and destroying fences in the area, according to a report from The Star, a Kenyan newspaper. An official with the park said the relocation process is normal and carried out whenever populations surge to help control human-wildlife conflicts.

Unfortunately, elephants and their tusks are still prime targets for poachers, and more than 40,000 are killed every year, according to the Elephant Advocacy League. Fences and national park designations do little to deter heavily armed raiders looking to profit off ivory that can sell for more than $1,300 a pound overseas.

Warning: Some of these images may be slightly disturbing.

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  • A male elephant is lowered onto a truck by the Kenyan Wildlife Service after being sedated on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Kenyan Wildlife Service officers raise a sedated male elephant onto a truck as it is prepared to be translocated on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Kenyan Wildlife Service officers surround a male elephant that has just been sedated with a tranquiliser gun on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Kenyan Wildlife Service officer holds the trunk of a sedated male elephant on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A sedated male elephant is loaded onto a container by the Kenyan Wildlife Service on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A male elephant is lowered onto a truck by the Kenyan Wildlife Service after being sedated on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Kenyan Wildlife Service officer sits on the bed of a truck with a sedated male elephant on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Kenyan Wildlife Service officer holds up the trunk of a sedated male elephant as it is loaded on to a truck on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Kenyan Wildlife Service officer holds up the trunk of a sedated male elephant on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Kenyan Wildlife Service officer binds the legs of a sedated male elephant as it is being prepared for translocation on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Kenyan Wildlife Service officers load a sedated male elephant onto a container on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A sedated male elephant is transported on a truck by the Kenyan Wildlife Service on the edge of the Ol Pejeta conservancy in central Kenya on June 21, 2013. Nine 'rogue' elephants that have been destroying crops in the area will be translocated from the conservancy to the larger Kora National Reserve in order to ease the human-wildlife conflict over land. (PHIL MOORE/AFP/Getty Images)