Injured baby elephant rescued in southwest China

The young calf was left behind by its herd in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan province, where a different herd of 15 Asian elephants had shot to viral fame in June for making an odyssey of hundreds of kilometres from their nature reserve - near China's border with Myanmar - into Yunnan's capital city of Kunming.

The baby elephant weighed 180 kg (396.8 lbs) and state television footage showed rescuers applying a disinfectant to its leg, before using a truck to move the calf to a rescue centre 100 km (62.1 miles) away.

Conservation efforts in Yunnan over the past decade have seen elephant numbers double, putting land and resources under increasing strain.

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