Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 10: Find your 'best bro' at 'Parrot Community'

Derbyan parakeets are species of parrots with bright colors. Perched on banyan trees in Mangba Community, southwest China's Yunnan Province, these smart little birds are faithful companions to the Blang ethnic group that has lived here for many generations. Thus, the place is dubbed "Parrot Community."

Forest ranger Wang Cheng and bird photographer Yang Xuefei got acquainted thanks to birds. This time, Yang Xuefei was called on by Wang to help identify a bird recently sighted near the community. Toting heavy gear to work in the field comes with an array of challenges, but the photographer has his "best bro" as a companion. Watch the tenth episode of our Asian Elephant Sanctuary series, Parrot Community, to find out more! 

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!

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

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

Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 7: Rainforest gardener

Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 8: Great swinger in rainforest penthouse

Asian Elephant Sanctuary Ep. 9: Use disguise and camouflage to fool lurking predators

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by CGTN Nature film crew)

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