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Wild elephant herd headed for major Chinese city after roaming 300 miles – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-06-02 23:13:41 –

Beijing (AP) — A herd of 15 wild elephants walking 500 kilometers (300 miles) from a nature reserve southwest of China’s mountains keeps authorities away from densely populated areas on Wednesday. While in a hurry, I was approaching the major city of Kunming.

Chinese wildlife officials said last year it was unknown why the herd left the nature reserve near the city of Pu’er, known for its tea cultivation. The group had 16 babies, but the government states that two returned home and one baby was born during the walk.

Authorities blocked road traffic while elephants crossed barriers and used food as food to keep elephants away from Kunming and other densely populated areas.

The flock was on Wednesday in Yuxi, about 20 kilometers from Kunming, a population of 7 million, according to the state-run Xinhua News Agency. Images taken with the drone used to track the herd show six females and three male adults, three juveniles and three calves.

According to Xinhua’s quoted Asian elephant expert, Chen Min-young, the incident was the longest-distance wild elephant move recorded in China. Mr Chen said their leaders may have been “inexperienced and lost the entire group.”

According to the Xinhua News Agency, a 360 task force with 76 cars and 9 drones was tracking the elephants.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, the elephant roamed the streets of the town of Eshan for six hours last week after being warned by residents to stay indoors.

According to the Xinhua News Agency, the damage caused by elephants to farmland is estimated at 6.8 million yuan ($ 1.1 million).



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