Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 5: A frequent but unexpected guest

The crop fields in Pu'er City of southwest China's Yunnan Province are frequented by Asian elephants looking for some "snacks." Diao Faxing, an elephant monitor, has been tracking the big guys to alert local villagers whose crops in the fields could be at stake. On land shared by elephants and people, how do conservationists like Diao avoid conflict? Watch the fifth episode of the Asian Elephant Sanctuary Series: River Valley Guardian to find out!

About 'Journeys in Nature': Asian Elephant Sanctuary Series

In 2021, 16 Asian elephants left their habitat and embarked on a journey northward. Their unusual trip puzzled millions of viewers on the internet. Eventually, after a 17-month odyssey, the herd returned to their home. To find out what sparked this magnificent trek and get closer to this fascinating species, CGTN Nature traveled to Yunnan Province and discovered some interesting stories about these big guys. Stay tuned for the new series: Asian Elephant Sanctuary!

For more

Asian Elephant Sanctuary Episode 1: Tracks in the rainforest

Asian Elephant Sanctuary Episode 2: Family always have your back!

Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 3: Learning to swim can save your life

Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 4: Freedom! Finally!

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