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A herd of wild Asian elephants has trekked over 500 kilometers after leaving their original habitat in Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve in Southwest China's Yunnan province.
After a stop in early June on the outskirts of Kunming, the provincial capital, the herd of 14 elephants is now roaming in Yuxi city.
One male elephant which left the herd has been transferred back to Xishuangbanna National Natural Reserve.
Where are they
06:55 2021-09-10
Food base to solve a jumbo-size problem
By ZHANG YANGFEI in Beijing and LI YINGQING in Kunming | China Daily |

The project, with investment of 1 million yuan ($154,686), kicked off in December and was completed in May. The base, which covers three townships across 67 hectares, has grown some of the elephants' favorite plants, including 38,000 musa basjoo trees, a species of banana.

19:40 2021-08-20
Wandering elephants return to own habitat
By Cheng Si | chinadaily.com.cn |

A wandering elephant herd has finally finished its northbound trip recently, returning to its natural habitat in Mojiang county, southwestern Yunnan's Pu'er city.

08:15 2021-08-19
Helping hands guide roaming elephants home
By LI YINGQING in Kunming and CHEN MEILING | China Daily |

Zhang Yufu, 37, a truck driver in Yunnan province, was given a special assignment on Aug 3 by the company he works for-to follow a herd of 14 Asian elephants.

19:52 2021-08-13
China to further promote protection of Asian elephants
Xinhua |

China will take a slew of measures to further promote the protection of Asian elephants, an official with the National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA) said on Thursday.

09:24 2021-08-12
Yunnan center treats injured juvenile
By YANG WANLI | CHINA DAILY |

Last month, the forestry department of Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture in the southwestern province of Yunnan received a report that an elephant calf had been found with deep cuts to its left front leg.

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