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Herd Of Asian Elephants Take A Peaceful Nap After Wandering 500km Away From Home

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A video showing a herd of wandering Asian elephants taking a nap together has taken the internet by storm.

The wandering Asian elephants were on a migration walk when they decided to take a rest after heavy rain slowed down their travels.

They have been trekking the country in an extraordinary 500km trip from the natural habitat which has taken around 15 months.

The herd are being closely monitored during their migration while they walk through cities, villages and fields.

Overall, the local government has deployed around 500 personnel and 14 drones to make sure the herd are safe and to try and steer the elephants in the right direction.

Sleeping elephants

The herd consists of around 15 elephants, three calves, one male and the rest female, although the male has recently broken free and is around 4km away from the group.

Apparently, the naughty elephants have eaten millions of dollars worth of crops. They have also been ‘nosying’ their way through doors and windows and have been damaging buildings during their march.

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It is still unclear what their exact purpose for leaving their habitat to go on such a mammoth journey (excuse the pun), but it has intrigued people all over the world.

Elephants in Eshan
image captionThe herd took a main road through Eshan during their travels

Some believe it could be an inexperienced leader who led the herd astray whereas others think they could just be searching for a new habitat.

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Either way we are certainly keen to find out where they end up.

Currently, they are in China, which is home to only 300 wild elephants. The Asian elephant is in fact an endangered species.

Scientists believe this is the furthest any wild elephant has travelled from its habitat before.

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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