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Wild elephants disturb 5 villages in Xishuangbanna

By : InKunming | Published: 2013-February-17

Wild elephants walked out from the jungle into corn fields to forage for food and disturbed people in 5 villages in Mansa Town, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan. [yunnan.cn]

Wild elephants walked out from the jungle into corn fields to forage for food and disturbed people in 5 villages in Mansa Town, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan. An elephant delivered a baby elephant on the morning of Febuary 16.

Reporters saw the elephants on the National Road 213, but the elephants stormed over people with their long noses up. People have to escape from them that walked into the forests on the morning of Febuary 13.   

Local villagers worried about attacks from the elephants, so the area where they often appeared was under a line of police tape.  

The wild elephants foraged on corns on the afternoon of Febuary 15, and was driven away by setting off firecrackers by the locals. They returned to the forest at night. However, people saw eight elephants with a toddling baby elephant covered all over with blood.

"The wild elephants kept walking in front of my house. I was too frightened to fall asleep,"said Lei Anqing, a local villager. He said that he could notice elephants passing from his window. More than 490 mu bananas, rubber, corn and vegetables were damaged.

Some elephants attacked the house of two cemetery watchkeepers on Manheke Mountain on the night of Febuary 7. The couple had to break the window and got survived finally. The elephants found some storaged corns in their house.

The police found a place for the couple in the town and set off firecrackers to intimidate the elephants that entered the forest at 3 o’clock next morning.

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