Tourism elephants released into national park

Authorities in Dak Lak Province have released two elephants which were used in the tourism industry.

Tourism elephants released into national park

Two elephants released into the national park

Vu Duc Gioi, deputy director of the Centre for Environmental Education and Services under the Yok Don National Park said on July 1 that they had received two elephants.

Animals Asia signed an agreement with Anh Duong Company to release the two elephants from Ban Don Eco-tourism site into Yok Don National Park. One of the elephants is already 60 years old and the other one is 37 years old.

"These elephants have weak health and can't digest food well. They will die soon if they are forced to keep working. After being released, their health is expected to gradually improve," Gioi said.

Animals Asia and Yok Don National Park signed an agreement to implement an elephant-friendly tourism model to protect the elephants from tourism activities from July 2018 to July 2023.

 

The managers of Yok Don National Park must not use three elephants for tourism activities and let them roam free. Tourism firms can let tourists observe the elephants in their habitat in their tour. Dtinews

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