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Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism collapses

Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism collapses

Image copyright Alex Johncola Image caption Elephants are a major feature of Thailand‘s tourist trail More than 1,000 elephants face starvation in Thailand because the coronavirus crisis has slashed revenue from tourism, conservationists say. An almost total absence of visitors means that many caretakers are struggling to afford food for ...

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Safari News: The ELEPHANT in the room

Safari News: The ELEPHANT in the room

Elephants are found in a wide variety of environments ranging from grassland to savanna and everything in between. They even inhabit some desert landscapes, and South Africa’s indigenous forests teemed with elephants in days gone by. The large amount of publicity that elephant poaching has received has completely overshadowed the ...

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Safari News: The ELEPHANT in the room

Safari News: The ELEPHANT in the room

Elephants are found in a wide variety of environments ranging from grassland to savanna and everything in between. They even inhabit some desert landscapes, and South Africa’s indigenous forests teemed with elephants in days gone by. The large amount of publicity that elephant poaching has received has completely overshadowed the ...

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Safari News: The ELEPHANT in the room

Safari News: The ELEPHANT in the room

Elephants are found in a wide variety of environments ranging from grassland to savanna and everything in between. They even inhabit some desert landscapes, and South Africa’s indigenous forests teemed with elephants in days gone by. The large amount of publicity that elephant poaching has received has completely overshadowed the ...

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As Tourism Plummets in Thailand, Elephants Are Out of Work, Too

As Tourism Plummets in Thailand, Elephants Are Out of Work, Too

Elephants and their handlers, known as mahouts, at Maetaeng Elephant Park, north of the city of Chiang Mai, Thailand, on March 22, 2020. With the coronavirus pandemic keeping visitors away, elephant parks are closing, and the industry fears the animals could be forced back into illegal logging or begging on ...

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Safari News: The ELEPHANT in the room

Safari News: The ELEPHANT in the room

Elephants are found in a wide variety of environments ranging from grassland to savanna and everything in between. They even inhabit some desert landscapes, and South Africa’s indigenous forests teemed with elephants in days gone by. The large amount of publicity that elephant poaching has received has completely overshadowed the ...

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