Chase Wild Asian Elephant: Two elephants fight, plants suffer most

The CGTN Nature film crew is following stories of elephants in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Their latest footage shows two young elephants fighting on a hillside, which is a way to test the young elephants' strength and can help them grow up. But when two elephants fight, it is the plants that suffer the most. A small grove is completely wiped out within 30 seconds. 

The crew also filmed another two adult elephants showering in the river. To help protect their skin from parasites and insects, elephants wallow in the mud or spray dust on their wet skin.

About Chase wild Asian Elephant

CGTN Nature's filming crew is in Yunnan province. With the newest footage, we present you a real-time update information of wild Asian Elephants there, as well as stories between human and nature. 

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(Cover image designed by Li Yueyun, video provided by CGTN Nature's filming crew, edited by Xing Fangyu.)

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