Thursday 25 April 2019

Wild elephant wanders around busy Chinese town

Residents received a surprise visitor over the weekend.

The wild Asian elephant got separated from his group and wandered around Meng’a (CCTV)
The wild Asian elephant got separated from his group and wandered around Meng’a (CCTV)

By Associated Press reporters

A wild elephant surprised residents of a town in China after separating from his group and exploring the streets.

Footage shared by state broadcaster CCTV showed the massive animal looking somewhat lost as he roamed around Meng’a in Yunnan Province.

CCTV said the authorities closely observed the Asian elephant’s movements and he was finally led to safety.

The Asian elephant, a protected species in China, is the largest living land animal in Asia.

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