After a 40-day 500-kilometer trek, a group of wild elephants finally arrived in Kunming, China. The authorities are trying to prevent elephants that escaped from the nature reserve from entering the city.
More than 510 police and other emergency personnel, 64 trucks, 52 emergency vehicles and 14 drones have been deployed to monitor the cattle herd.
Yesterday, hundreds of cars were transferred to the city to ensure the safety of the people and elephants. But last night the elephant was briefly “lost” because the drone’s vision was obscured by the rain. They seemed to be hiding in a close group, with the baby elephants in the middle.
The authorities use the most modern technology to keep an eye on the elephant:
It involves fifteen Asian elephants and enjoys protection status in China. Adult animals can grow about 6 meters in length and about 3 meters in height.
These animals escaped from the wildlife sanctuary more than 40 days ago. Why and how is not clear. Elephants have now traveled more than 500 kilometers, and many Chinese are following their journey. At the beginning of the journey, the group of elephants consisted of 16 elephants, but two elephants were heading in different directions. The calf was also born.
The authorities are trying to move the cattle to the southwest and return to the protected area. The road was closed and they were lured by food.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries. It has caused tons of damage, especially because farmland has been destroyed or eaten up.