A man feeds an elephant at Phuket Zoo, in Thailand, which has now closed down. Photo: Shutterstock
A man feeds an elephant at Phuket Zoo, in Thailand, which has now closed down. Photo: Shutterstock
Mark Footer
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‘Hell on earth’: Zoo in Thailand long accused of animal abuse finally closes, but what will happen to the animals?

  • Phuket Zoo’s closure was brought about by a lack of custom during the Covid-19 pandemic, but many believe it should have shut down long ago for ethical reasons
  • The tigers, bears and elephants will all be moved to new homes - though funds are still required - but the fate of the other ‘inmates’ remains unknown

A man feeds an elephant at Phuket Zoo, in Thailand, which has now closed down. Photo: Shutterstock
A man feeds an elephant at Phuket Zoo, in Thailand, which has now closed down. Photo: Shutterstock
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