Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 6: How big is the elephant dining hall?

Yunnan Province in southwestern China is home to some 300 wild Asian elephants. To energize their hefty bulk, one elephant requires at least 300 kilograms of food intake daily. For a herd of 300, their food consumption can be equal to the annual output of nearly seven hectares of corn! In recent years, nearly 70 hectares of farmland have become the "legit" elephant dining hall. Watch the second episode of our Asian Elephant Sanctuary series, Elephant Banquet Hall, 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!

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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!

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

(Cover image is a video screenshot; video shot by the CGTN Nature's film crew)

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