A herd of wild elephants in southwestern China have been captured on camera taking a breather from a 500-kilometer march of chaos that has caused more than one million dollars in damage.
Chinese state television has launched a 24-hour live feed of the herd as the country remains on watch following the 15 elephants’ epic trek through homes, barns and crops in Yunnan province.
Footage shows the herd, tired from their adventures, curled up in a forest on the outskirts of the provincial capital Kunming.
The adventures of the huge mammals have captivated the nation, with hundreds of millions taking to social media to discuss their journey.
The elephants have been closely monitored by authorities as they lumber through lush countryside. More than 400 people have been mobilised to ensure public safety and dozens of drones are now following their every step.
Trucks line roads to keep the herd away from densely populated areas.