Zhao Xinmei, a 69 year old farmer in Fazhanhe prefecture, Yunnan, was tortured and killed by wild elephants last month, according to mainland media reports. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Are ‘avenging’ elephants in China deliberately targeting humans?

A spate of attacks on residents of a rural Yunnan town raises speculation that the long-memoried pachyderms are seeking retribution for past wrongdoings

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Zhao Xinmei, a 69 year old farmer in Fazhanhe prefecture, Yunnan, was tortured and killed by wild elephants last month, according to mainland media reports. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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