Moment wild elephant damages cars and causes trouble in China

A large wild elephant has returned to a Chinese town for a second visit in five days, causing chaos once more. The Asian elephant wandered into Meng’a Town in south-west China’s Yunnan province on Sunday morning after it failed to find a female to mate and was driven out of its herd.



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After local forestry police carefully herded it out of the town, the elephant was sighted trudging along the busy streets again on Thursday. The large mammal destroyed nine vehicles and damaged houses during its first rampage, causing quite a commotion, according to Chinese media. Forestry officials previously told reporters that the male elephant was driven out of its herd after it couldn’t seek out a female in oestrus, resulting in the temper tantrum. Luckily, no one was injured.



In the new footage released by video news site Pear, the elephant is seen swinging its trunk while walking slowly along the busy street in the town in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. Curious locals were seen running away as the large animal approached them calmly.



A wild elephant observer confirmed to Pear that the animal still couldn’t find a female to mate, which left it ‘broken-hearted’. The observer added that the elephant did not show any sign of aggression and hurt anyone. The endangered Asian elephant is listed as a first-class protected species in China. About 300 of them live in Xishuangbanna, Pu’er and Lincang in Yunnan province.



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