Before national parks and animal preserves could be set up, many chaparral regions were lost to cities and farms. Animals were chased out of their homes and many of them died. In the fynbos region in South Africa, as the human population increased, the cape lion and the quagga, a relative to the zebra, became extinct. Elephants were also pushed out of the area because they trampled farms. Currently things have been looking up for the animals of the fynbos. Some of the world's best national parks and game preservation areas have been established in South Africa. Healthy populations of elephant herds live in the Addo Elephant Park near the fynbos. This park is also determined on saving its endangered residents: the black rhinoceros and buffalo. Other parks include the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park, and many other preserves in the region.