China plans to grow crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers.

The south-western province of Yunnan will set up the special farm in a habitat area in Menghai county where 18 of the animals frequently raid the crops of farmers from villages in the area.

The 51-hectare farm located in a habitat protection area will grow corn, sugarcane, bamboo and bananas.

China plans to grow crops specifically for wild elephants to graze on in an effort to spare the livelihoods of local farmers.

The south-western province of Yunnan will set up the special farm in a habitat area in Menghai county where 18 of the animals frequently raid the crops of farmers from villages in the area.

The 51-hectare farm located in a habitat protection area will grow corn, sugarcane, bamboo and bananas.