Live: The story of wild elephants on the move in SW China

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    Make way for the elephants! A herd of 15 wild elephants has already marched over 500 kilometers north from their home base in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Most recently, they were been spotted in the outskirts of Kunming, a city of 8 million people. Where they’re going nobody knows. Why they left home is also a mystery. But what’s for sure is the herd is capturing the attention of animal lovers around the world and making international headlines along their way. How are media reporting on the efforts local officials are making to keep these animals, and the people in their path, safe? Why has the story captivated so many people? And what does it all say about the important relationship between humans and wildlife? Don’t miss this week’s #HeadlineBuster!

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