2021-08-12 20:41:48 People Have Fallen In Love With This Herd Of Wild Elephants Looking For A New Habitat In China
People Have Fallen In Love With This Herd Of Wild Elephants Looking For A New Habitat In China
A herd of 15 elephants in China migrated more than 800 miles from the city of Pu’er in April to the city of Kunming in June, gaining legions of fans along the way. The herd, which officials said was finally reaching a protected habitat in southwest China’s Yunnan province, had been migrating in search of food and a home, though no one knew where they were going. According to Reuters, state protection efforts have allowed the Chinese state of Xishuangbanna’s wild elephant population to more than double since 1978. More than 150,000 people were evacuated from homes in the elephants’ path, but the animals have become local darlings as fans track their progress. On World Elephant Day, August 12, we look back at some of the highlights of their journey.