A rogue elephant sneaked across the border of China into Laos while guards stood nearby, according to a video posted Monday.
A video captured a wild elephant managing to skirt past Chinese border guards into Laos Saturday, reported the Daily Mail. The elephant stayed in Laos for about two hours before returning back to China.
The Chinese border patrol sent out to warn Laos residents that the elephant might pose a threat. “We were afraid the elephant would pose danger to nearby residents, so we send our workers to follow the elephants in the dark,” Zhou Xiaofei, one of the guards on patrol, told Xinhua News Agency.
Asian elephants are classified as endangered species, dropping at least 50 percent in the last three centuries, according to the World Wildlife Foundation.
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