Video: “Toy” Drone Deployed in Ivory Investigation


In Lomé, Togo, investigative journalist Bryan Christy learns of a lumberyard suspected of being at the center of the illegal ivory trade. As clear outsiders, he and the video production crew must find a way to take a closer look without breaking their cover. Befriending the children and showing off their “toy” drone might just be the answer to catching a glimpse of the lumber yard.

In this outtake from the National Geographic Explorer show “Warlords of Ivory, ” watch how the crew casually deploys the drone for a peek over the lumberyard fence.

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