Wild Asian elephants visit tea fields in southwest China

A forest ranger in Yunnan Province, southwest China, had two unexpected guests. He found two wild elephants foraging in his tea fields. The ranger informed villagers to leave them alone. Luckily, the elephants did not enter the village.

Asian elephants are distributed through southwestern parts of China. The species is under first-class national protection. Residents in the areas understand this, and nobody will disturb the elephants who happen to approach the agricultural fields for food. In the town where the video was taken, locals have wild elephants visiting every year. As wildlife protection has improved in the country, the elephant population is stably increasing.

(Cover photo is a screenshot of the video)

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