Sumatran elephants at the Bali Elephant Camp, Badung, in April last year. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images
Sumatran elephants at the Bali Elephant Camp, Badung, in April last year. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images
Mercedes Hutton
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Elephant tourism vicious circle: why Bali’s Sumatran elephants, suffering a horrific ‘lockdown’, need visitors to survive

  • Living in captivity because their natural habitats have been destroyed, Bali’s Sumatran elephants now depend on tourism, even if it provides no quality of life
  • Reports last week highlighted one elephant camp that left more than a dozen of the animals to starve, before they were eventually relocated

Sumatran elephants at the Bali Elephant Camp, Badung, in April last year. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images
Sumatran elephants at the Bali Elephant Camp, Badung, in April last year. Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images
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