Across China: Juvenile African elephants adapting well to life at Beijing Wildlife Park – Xinhua

by Xinhua writers He Xianfeng, Wei Mengjia, Zhang Chao

BEIJING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — In a wildlife park in the southern outskirts of Beijing, 12 juvenile African elephants, aged five to seven years, have spent the past year getting used to life in China.

They are among a herd of 35 African elephants shipped from Zimbabwe to China at the end of 2016.

“The elephants have adapted to life in Beijing. They are in good health and have adapted to life here,” said Wu Zhaozheng, general manager of Beijing Wildlife Park.

With the herd, the park now has the largest African elephant population of any zoo in northern China.

“We hope to better protect and breed elephants, strengthen exchanges and cooperation between domestic and foreign zoos, and contribute to the China-Africa friendship tie and animal…

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