Asian elephants are migrating north in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan and have crossed several towns on the way, so authorities have put in place a device to minimize the damage of contact between the pachyderms and humans.

The herd monitoring team is trying to guide the animals by creating barriers and using food as bait, such as the four tons of bananas, pineapples and corn used Monday to take them to an area of ??low population density, state newspaper Global Times reported Monday.