Tusker Chases Tourists Off The Road

Driver gets to grips with a jumbo-sized case of trunk and disorderly.

As he rounds a bend in south west China he cimes face to face with a huge Asian elephant blocking the road.

As he squeaks in fear, the elephant raises its head showing off its tusks.

Then it starts to move towards the car flapping its ears, a sure sign of attack.

Without hesitation the driver reverses round a bend but as he edges forward again the elephant is still there.


This time he reverses back round the bend and keeps gong on the rough jungle track through a wildlife park.

Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province – where the showdown happened on 10th April – is home to the last few remaining Asian elephants left in China.

Even up to a few hundred years ago there was still many of them roaming across the entire country.

Now the only ones left are those protected in this reserve.

The biggest threat is the fact that much of the plant diversity which the elephants depend on has been destroyed by the creation of natural rubber plantations using trees originally from Brazil.

An elephant blocks the road for a car in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China, Monday, April 10, 2023. The car reversed to avoid it. (125848892/AsiaWire )

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