An aerial picture taken on June 24 and released by the Yunnan Forest Brigade shows a migrating herd of wild Asian elephants sleeping in the southwestern province. Photo: Handout An aerial picture taken on June 24 and released by the Yunnan Forest Brigade shows a migrating herd of wild Asian elephants sleeping in the southwestern province. Photo: Handout
An aerial picture taken on June 24 and released by the Yunnan Forest Brigade shows a migrating herd of wild Asian elephants sleeping in the southwestern province. Photo: Handout

China coaxes its wayward elephants home using drones and banana treats

  • The elephants, including two born since they’ve been on the road, have travelled over 700km in 16 months, delighting the public but worrying officials
  • Villagers are ushered inside their homes and a squad of human chaperones helps the 14 elephants pass without any person or animal being injured

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An aerial picture taken on June 24 and released by the Yunnan Forest Brigade shows a migrating herd of wild Asian elephants sleeping in the southwestern province. Photo: Handout An aerial picture taken on June 24 and released by the Yunnan Forest Brigade shows a migrating herd of wild Asian elephants sleeping in the southwestern province. Photo: Handout
An aerial picture taken on June 24 and released by the Yunnan Forest Brigade shows a migrating herd of wild Asian elephants sleeping in the southwestern province. Photo: Handout
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