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In Depth: Wild Elephant Trek Traced to Shrinking Habitat, Experts Say

2021年06月30日 17:34 来源于 财新网
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Deforestation and expansion of rubber plantations has forced wandering herd to migrate further from home
The elephant herd wanders in a woodland in Eshan county, Yuxi, on May 31. Photo: Xinhua

A herd of 14 wild Asian elephants is still on the move in Southwest China’s Yunnan province, heading 1.9 kilometers northeast from Saturday to Sunday, local authorities said, as their unusual journey triggers online discussion and experts agree that loss of habitat is a motivating factor.

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