Chase Wild Asian Elephant: What do they secretly do in the dark?

CGTN's film crew has been following a herd of wild Asian elephants for months. The herd was last spotted walking across a bridge toward a banana field in southwest China's Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. The elephants forage in the field at night because the temperature is cooler than daytime. They are about to feast on fruits which began ripening in April.

In the daytime, they head back to the forest to chill under the shade of trees or bathe in water. Elephants have very few sweat glands, but they like mud baths that protect their skin from being burnt by the sun.

About Chase wild Asian Elephant

CGTN Nature's film crew is in southwest China's Yunnan Province. With the newest footage, we present you a real-time update of wild Asian elephants there as well as stories connecting humans 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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