About 16 elephants living in China can be considered “nomads”. This is because over a year ago they went out for walks in groups and never stopped. According to the India Times, the mammal has traveled more than 500 kilometers.
Numerous interactions involving elephants appear on social media There are already more than 200 million interactions on the Weibo website about the “journey”.
According to the Indian website, wild animals enter homes and farms in search of food. The group had already invaded the home of the elderly, and one of them had to hide under the bed.
The elephant is considered a symbolic animal in China, which is why the government has urged people not to scare them with fireworks and other tactics that may put them in danger.
The adventure began in Yunnan Province and is now in Kunming, about 500 kilometers from where it all began. Some experts suspect that the elephants may have lost their way to the group leader.
Despite the loss of more than R$5 million, some people laughed at the situation. “We should be like an elephant and be more family oriented, take time off and help and take care of each other and protect each other,” wrote one YouTuber.
A statement issued by the Kunming government yesterday said the elephants are resting while being monitored by a team of 410 rangers and 14 drones. Residents of the area currently inhabited by the group have been evacuated to safe places.
The authorities aim to create clandestine conditions for elephants to migrate to the southwestern region of the country.