By Tuoi Tre
Wild elephants have been ravaging many sugar cane fields in a village in the central province of Nghe An over the last couple of days.
At 11:00 pm on March 5, a herd of six wild elephants hailing from the Pu Mat forest were discovered entering and destroying many areas of multiple sugar cane fields in the Cao Veu hamlet of Anh Son District’s Phuc Son Commune, according to local officials.
On March 6 afternoon, the herd was still found roaming the sugar cane fields that measure 11 hectares and belong to 19 hamlet households.
The flock includes one five-ton female elephant, one male with 20cm long tusks, and four calves.
Forest rangers and staff from Pu Mat National Park have guided local people on how to protect themselves and their assets, as well as to drive away the large mammals.
Large crowds of villagers have flocked to the hills to see the elephants out of curiosity, and the animals have not posed any danger to them so far.
Previously, five to six wild elephants were seen also coming to Cao Veu and damaging crops together with houses on February 1.