Wild elephant calf enjoys "mud spa" in China's Yunnan

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The herd of wild elephants making their way across Yunnan, China has been spotted passing a mud puddle in China's Yunnan province, with one calf seen splashing around in it.

The animals have traveled about 500 km north from their forest home in southern Yunnan's Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, reaching Kunming earlier this month.

For weeks, authorities have sent police to escort the herd, evacuated roads to facilitate their passage, and used food to distract them from entering densely populated areas.

 

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