Thailand’s captive elephants face starvation amid COVID-19 tourism freeze

The COVID-19 crisis has brought tourism in Thailand to a halt, forcing at least 85 elephant camps in northern Thailand to close and lay off more than 5,000 staff.

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Last updated on 21 April 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Thailand
Region: 
South-East Asia
Threats: 
Diseases
Species: 
Elephas maximus indicus
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals