In China, the Asian elephant is a seriously endangered species with around 300 individuals left in the wild. That’s why this herd receives a lot of interest from the start of its journey.
This herd of wild Asian elephants consists of 15 members, including 3 calves. More remarkably, among the 3 calves was birthed during the journey. There’s just one male in the team, the rest is women, however, the only man has recently separated and stayed around 4 kilometres behind the herd.
The reason why they move out of their initial environment is still a secret, but they are going on an incredible journey. Indeed, a 500-kilometre movement is not an easy task even for humans.
Throughout 15 months of nonstop trekking, they have been carefully escorted by the police, a total of 14 drones and 500 personnel have been released so far. The local governments have actually put a huge effort to secure and direct the elephants, and also to compensate the damages which these naughty giants have actually caused on the way.
Scientists are amazed by their legendary journey, however they’re likewise stressed. This phenomenon can somewhat expose serious environmental problems in China. As the elephants are moving northward, there may be some problems with their home. Shrinking jungle, degraded atmosphere and losing environment may threaten their future.
For the moment, it seems that the pack has actually not yet reached its destination. Elephant followers and all individuals are seeing them every minute. Remain tuned for more information.