An elephant can now be part of your Zoom video call thanks to a programme in northern Thailand aimed at raising money for the animals after a huge shortfall in income from visitors as as result of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Facebook An elephant can now be part of your Zoom video call thanks to a programme in northern Thailand aimed at raising money for the animals after a huge shortfall in income from visitors as as result of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Facebook
An elephant can now be part of your Zoom video call thanks to a programme in northern Thailand aimed at raising money for the animals after a huge shortfall in income from visitors as as result of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Facebook

The Elephant in the Zoom: elephants in northern Thailand offered to organisers of video call meetings to help raise funds for their care

  • Rates start at US$75 to bring elephants in on a Zoom video call for 10 minutes; for US$145, callers also get a three-minute Q&A session with elephant experts
  • Collapse of international tourism due to Covid-19 has reportedly forced at least 85 elephant camps in northern Thailand to close

Topic |   Conservation
An elephant can now be part of your Zoom video call thanks to a programme in northern Thailand aimed at raising money for the animals after a huge shortfall in income from visitors as as result of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Facebook An elephant can now be part of your Zoom video call thanks to a programme in northern Thailand aimed at raising money for the animals after a huge shortfall in income from visitors as as result of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Facebook
An elephant can now be part of your Zoom video call thanks to a programme in northern Thailand aimed at raising money for the animals after a huge shortfall in income from visitors as as result of Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Facebook
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