We previously posted this article with wrong information. The story has since been debunked as false. While elephants did recently pass through a Yunnan village in China, this is not out of the norm. The elephants in the pictures are not the ones who passed through and they did not get drunk and fall asleep in a tea garden.
We apologize for the misinformation and we will do our best to avoid such mistakes in the future. Thank you for your patience.
The complete lockdown of cities, quarantines, and strict social boundaries due to the coronavirus has all been great news for mother nature.
As per Epicalyptic‘s Facebook page, 14 elephants who apparently walked into a village in Yunan, China searching for food, came across 30 kilograms (66 pounds) of corn wine and drank every last drop of it.
The group was later found drunk and sleeping at a close by tea garden, with sweet smiles on all their faces.
They wrote the following:
“While humans carry out social distancing, a group of 14 elephants broke into a village in the Yunan province, looking for corn and other food. They ended up drinking 30kgs of corn wine and got so drunk that they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden.”
While humans carry out social distancing, a group of 14 elephants broke into a village in Yunan province, looking for…
The drunken elephants’ smiles just show us how special they are and how much we still need to do to restore their natural habitats so they don’t have to desperately search for food in villages and cities.
And that is why, no matter how much good social distancing is doing, there’s much more to be done.
We must plant more trees and stop erasing nature with endless construction work.
The coronavirus crisis may be a clear sign to start taking more action on behalf of our only home – planet Earth.
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