Elephants eat fruits and vegetables during celebrations of the World Elephant Day at the Wild Elephant Valley scenic spot in Dai autonomous prefecture of Xishuangbanna, Southwest China's Yunnan province, Aug 12, 2020.[Photo/Xinhua]
A series of activities were held in the Dai autonomous prefecture of Xishuangbanna, Southwest China's Yunnan province, Wednesday to call for more people to protect elephants.
A group of 20 Asian elephants glutted themselves with fresh watermelons, bananas and dragon fruit on a big table at the Wild Elephant Valley scenic spot.
The World Elephant Day was set up in 2012 and falls on Aug 12 every year. This year, a photo exhibition on Asian elephant protection, a field research camp and an Asian elephant protection exhibition were held.
Asian elephants are under first-class state protection in China. There are about 300 Asian elephants in the country, mostly in Yunnan.