Baby elephants at shopping plaza raise concerns

Baby elephants at shopping plaza raise concerns

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

1552540416_1-org.jpgPhuket livestock chief Manas Thepparuk said the baby elephants at the Turtle Village shopping plaza in Mai Khao were not being treated cruelly. Photo: Manas Thepparuk

 

PHUKET: Two baby elephants seen outside a shopping plaza in Mai Khao, at the northern end of the island, are in good care, but their legal status has yet to be confirmed, the Phuket livestock chief has told The Phuket News.

 

Manas Thepparuk, Acting Chief of the Phuket Provincial Office of the Department of Livestock Development (DLD), conducted a surprise visit at the Turtle Village shopping plaza in Tuesday night (Mar 12) after receiving a tip off that the baby elephants were “badly abused”.

 

"When I arrived at 6:30pm, I found two baby elephants, one male and one female, both about four years old. They were on show to tourists, who were allowed to feed them,” Mr Manas said.


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