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03 December 2023

Heart-broken elephant goes Fast & Furious

By Agencies

After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars.

Authorities in southern China say the male elephant wandered out of a reservation area Friday following a failed courtship and started playing with cars parked along a highway, damaging more than a dozen vehicles.

The government of Xishuangbanna prefecture says the animal recently lost to another male elephant in a battle for the affections of a female, and that his temperament was moody.

The government said the elephant did not hurt any of the tourists who had crowded the area during the Lunar New Year holiday, and who were very excited to see the elephant.

It said 15 cars were dented and that the elephant later returned to the reservation area.