Elephant herd continues to wander in major Chinese city

Source: Xinhua| 2021-06-06 13:41:17|Editor: huaxia

Staff members use a drone to track a herd of wandering wild Asian elephants in Jinning District of Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 5, 2021. A herd of 15 wild Asian elephants continue to linger in the outskirts of the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, local authorities said Sunday. The elephants traveled approximately 500 km from their forest home in the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture before reaching Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan, on Wednesday night. Asian elephants are under A-level state protection in China, where they are mostly found in Yunnan. Thanks to enhanced protection, the wild elephant population in the province has grown to about 300, up from 193 in the 1980s. (Xinhua)

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