Vietnam’s elephant population has reached “perilous levels”, with fewer than 100 left in the wild. Photo: Handout
Vietnam’s elephant population has reached “perilous levels”, with fewer than 100 left in the wild. Photo: Handout
Mercedes Hutton
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Vietnam’s Dak Lak province is banning elephant rides, but more must be done to help shrinking population

  • After a handler was killed and a tourist injured, the country’s Central Highlands province says it will end elephant-back tours
  • Tourists should avoid any activities where they can interact with the animals

Vietnam’s elephant population has reached “perilous levels”, with fewer than 100 left in the wild. Photo: Handout
Vietnam’s elephant population has reached “perilous levels”, with fewer than 100 left in the wild. Photo: Handout
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