Part of an elephant herd, which has wandered from its natural habitat, resting in a forest near Kunming, in China’s southwest Yunnan province. Photo: AFP Part of an elephant herd, which has wandered from its natural habitat, resting in a forest near Kunming, in China’s southwest Yunnan province. Photo: AFP
Part of an elephant herd, which has wandered from its natural habitat, resting in a forest near Kunming, in China’s southwest Yunnan province. Photo: AFP
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Vagabond elephants put spotlight on underlying issues

  • The wandering herd has provided a much-needed distraction from Covid-19 restrictions, but the animals have also highlighted the squeeze being put on habitats by human activity such as the rubber industry

Part of an elephant herd, which has wandered from its natural habitat, resting in a forest near Kunming, in China’s southwest Yunnan province. Photo: AFP Part of an elephant herd, which has wandered from its natural habitat, resting in a forest near Kunming, in China’s southwest Yunnan province. Photo: AFP
Part of an elephant herd, which has wandered from its natural habitat, resting in a forest near Kunming, in China’s southwest Yunnan province. Photo: AFP
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