In January, wildlife workers recorded images of three female Asian elephants and seven calves foraging for food and taking naps in Pu'er, Yunnan province.
The images of the animals fascinated people nationwide, with some people saying in comments online that the elephants had melted their hearts.
According to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the number of wild Asian elephants in China has risen from 180 to more than 300 over the past three decades.
The elephant population in China has seen a "baby boom".
As numbers rise, the elephants have stepped out of protected areas to explore farmland as they search for food.
The overlap of human and elephant activities has affected residents' crop production and livelihoods.
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