Local government on high alert as herd of elephants enters SW China's Kunming
A herd of wild Asian elephants has entered Shuanghe Township in Kunming City, capital of Yunnan Province, trampling crop fields and wandering on evacuated streets for their 500-kilometer on-foot journey. The local government has been fully informed and 12 drones were deployed to conduct continuous monitoring. The reason is still unknown why the 15 elephants traveled all the way from their forest home in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. The authorities have mobilized thousands of people to monitor their migration, suspend traffic on roads they marched on, and use food to lure them away from human settlements.