Wednesday, January 19

The herd of elephants that traveled more than 500 km and baffled scientists is finally heading home


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Elephants were seen crossing the Yuanjiang River in Yunnan province on Sunday.

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Elephants were seen crossing the Yuanjiang River in Yunnan province on Sunday.

The herd of elephants that attracted global attention when they began a journey through China more than a year ago seems to be finally coming home.

The elephants traveled about 500 kilometers through China’s Yunnan province, reached the outskirts of Kunming, a major city, and later returned.

The herd of 14 elephants was seen crossing the Yuanjiang River on Sunday night. They were all said to be in good health and are now heading to their original nature reserve.

Officials from the wildlife protection agency said at a news conference Monday that the elephants had crossed the Yuanjiang River bridge and were heading south toward their nature reserve, managed by the city of Puer.


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