William visits breeding base for elephants

By Liu Wenwen in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan and Wang Qingyun in Beijing ( ) Updated: 2015-03-04 16:42:39

William visits breeding base for elephants

Prince William interacts with Ranran the elephant at the Wild Elephant Valley. Ranran was found injured at a river near the sancturary and rescued on July 7, 2005. [Photo/Sina Weibo of British Embassy in Beijing]

Prince William, Britain's Duke of Cambridge, visited a breeding base for Asian elephants in Southwest China's Yunnan province on Wednesday to highlight wildlife protection.

Yunnan was the last stop on the prince's visit to China which started on March 1. He arrived at Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, on the morning of Wednesday, and visited the Wild Elephant Valley, a habitat of wild Asian elephants and a tourist site in the Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve.

In a breeding base for Asian elephants in the valley, the prince visited an elephant and fed it carrot. The elephant was found wounded by a trap in a river in July, 2005.

The forest and wildlife protection authorities of Xishuangbanna formed a team of 81 rescuers to save it and escorted it to the breeding base.


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