Elephant Herd Sleeps During Migration in China's Yunnan Province

A herd of elephants migrating through China’s southwestern Yunnan province was spotted sleeping near Yuxi on June 14.

The Asian elephants, originally from a nature reserve in the Xishuangbanna Dai autonomous prefecture, are part of a population of 300 found in the country, according to local news reports.

Local police were using food and other distractions in order to keep the animals away from population centers, according to local media.

The elephants were previously seen sleeping in a drone video posted by the Yunnan Forest Fire Brigade on June 7. Credit: Yunnan Forest Fire via Storyful

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