A male Asian elephant who became separated from his herd and wandered into built up areas has been captured and reurned to the wild. Photo: Xinhua
A male Asian elephant who became separated from his herd and wandered into built up areas has been captured and reurned to the wild. Photo: Xinhua

Runaway elephant from wandering herd in China recaptured and returned to the wild

  • The elephant has travelled more than 190km on its own for the last 32 days, relying on food prepared by local governments or going into villagers’ homes to feast
  • The lone animal is a 10-year-old adult male, about 1.9 metres tall and weighing 1.8 tonnes

A male Asian elephant who became separated from his herd and wandered into built up areas has been captured and reurned to the wild. Photo: Xinhua
A male Asian elephant who became separated from his herd and wandered into built up areas has been captured and reurned to the wild. Photo: Xinhua
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