Yunnan Yuxi Eshan County elephants wandering through the city is to Kunming “attack”

Elephants strutting down the avenue of Eshan County, Yuxi City (Photo credit: video screenshot)

A herd of elephants recently left the Meng Yangzi Wildlife Sanctuary in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, and intruded into the human habitat. 15 wild elephants strutted like nobody’s business on May 27 in the avenue of Eshan County, Yuxi City, Yunnan. The people also evacuated early to avoid the danger. It is reported that the 15 elephants are heading towards Kunming, which is only 90 kilometers away.

According to local media reports, the 15 elephants left the Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve in mid-April and moved north, appearing in Eshan County on the 26th and 27th of this month, which was unsuccessfully blocked by the local government with large trucks and police cars. The elephant herd is currently only 120 kilometers from Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province.

Informed netizens disclosed that initially 17 wild Asian elephants, from the Xishuangbanna Reserve hugely, are now left 15, of which 2 runners home farmers winery to steal wine, drunkenly dropped out. Has now crossed Yuxi, the elephant herd is heading towards Kunming.

The herd of elephants, which has attracted much attention from netizens, passed through Pu’er Mojiang → Yuxi Yuanjiang → Honghe Shiping, entered Eshan on the 24th, just over 100 kilometers short of Kunming.

The video released by netizens shows the elephant herd strutting forward in the streets of Eshan County. It is reported that on the night of the 27th, the crowd in the streets of Eshan County has been evacuated.

Jerry boss said look at their route can find the leader of the elephant is a foodie, first to Yuanjiang to eat fruit, and then to Shiping to eat burnt tofu, and now to Eshan and Yi Men, is obviously running to the wild mushrooms…

According to reports, in April 2021, they went north into Yuanjiang County, Yuxi City, for food, the local said it was the first time since the monitoring of Asian elephants into Yuanjiang County; May 16, 2021, they continued to migrate north to appear in Honghe Prefecture, Shiping County activities, which is also the first time since the monitoring of Asian elephants into Shiping County; after several days of “wandering,” They entered the boundary of Eshan County on the evening of May 24.

Some netizens chattered.

“Does this group of Asian elephants really want to stroll to Kunming.”

“Because the highway to be tolled, so they go all the way to the wilderness of the mountains. Perhaps they also want to stroll, and the city streets do not charge a toll, so they entered the city of Eshan, lined up to show the public their dominant style.”

“These fifteen elephants, from the deep and secluded valleys of Pu’er, traveled all the way north, through my hometown of Honghe Prefecture in Yunnan Province, strutting down the avenue of Eshan County, Yuxi City, with a special car in front of them and no one around.”