The events related to the herd in Yunnan continue
The provincial authorities of Yunnan, in southwest China, have evacuated the homes of more than 150,000 residents to avoid possible conflicts with the now famous herd of wandering elephants. A local official made it known yesterday. The herd of 14 wild Asian elephants are returning to their traditional habitat after having roamed for nearly a year and a half.
Last Sunday, in the evening, the group of 14 pachyderms crossed the Yuanjiang River, also known as the Red River, with the help of an artificial guide and continued to head south, as explained last night at a press conference by Wan Yong. who heads the office in charge of elephant migration control.
According to the latter, more than 25,000 police officers and personnel were sent to the scene while a large number of vehicles and drones were used to monitor and guide the animals in the migration during which they received about 180 tons of food. Wan said the specimens are in stable condition. It’s been about 17 months since the pack bid farewell to its original habitat in a nature reserve in South Yunnan’s Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture.
Wild Asian elephants, one of the most important rainforest species, are found in China under state level A protection. Thanks to increased efforts to protect the environment and wildlife, their population in the country has grown to count about 300 specimens, mostly scattered in the province of Yunnan.
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