Why Are Elephants Wandering Into Indian Towns?

Asian elephants are normally considered docile, but when they wander into towns looking for food, they can become confused and extremely aggressive.

Why Are Elephants Wandering Into Indian Towns?
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India's population is growing, leaving less space for wild elephants.

Normally, Asian elephants are considered docile. And India has many in captivity. 

But when they wander into towns, they can be confused. 

And they can get extremely aggressive, destroying buildings and killing people. 

Some estimates say up to 300 people are killed by elephants each year in India.

Asian elephants are endangered, and their numbers are still shrinking. 

This video includes clips from NDTVHeadlines TodayANI News and Wild Films India