Hundreds of tamed elephants in Thailand who lived in captivity and depended on the tourism for food have been moved back to their homes as COVID-19 continues to affect the tourism industry in the country.
About 2,000 elephants are reportedly at risk of starvation as their owners cannot feed them, according to the London-based World Animal Protection, Associated Press reported.
India recently opened its first dedicated hospital for elephants and animal lovers are loving it.
The facility, which covers an area of over 12,000 square feet, was built in the town of Mathura, Reuters reports.
Animal rights groups have launched a campaign demanding an end “cruel” underwater elephant shows in Thailand.
Shocking footage of elephant calves being captured on August 8 and abused before being sold off to Chinese zoos shows that ivory isn’t the only thing being illegally traded.
Wildlife organizations are cracking down on the illegal ivory trade, but capturing wild elephants on the other hand is legal in Zimbabwe albeit done through secret operations.
An incredible moment passed when two adult elephants came to the rescue of a calf drowning in a swimming pool at the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea.
Surveillance footage released by the zoo on June 18 shows the baby elephant playing in the water near the adult elephants when the calf suddenly loses its balance and falls into the enclosure’s pool, according to ABC News.