Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 7: Rainforest gardener

Compared with the "living fossil" plants left over from the Quaternary Ice Age, the Asian elephant is surely not among the oldest dwellers in the rainforest. But with their impressive bulk, these wandering giants assert their position as the rainforest's undisputed rulers. The dense vegetation offers the elephants a treasure trove of resources for survival.

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

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

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

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