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Famous Chiang Mai elephant attraction threatened with closure

By THE NATION

 

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The operator of a famous Chiang Mai elephant attraction says he will be forced to close down and get rid of his jumbos unless tourism recovers in the next three or four months.

 

Phutawan Elephant Camp’s owner said his revenue had fallen to zero after the attraction was shut under the Covid-19 lockdown, leaving him with bills of Bt160,000 for the care of each elephant.

 

Aomchit Boonthum said while his camp had now reopened under the third phase of lockdown easing, it had yet to receive any visits from tourists. The camp targets Chinese and European tourists, whose numbers have fallen to zero due to travel bans imposed to curb the contagion.

 

Previously, the camp earned Bt700,000 to Bt800,000 per month.

 

Aomchit said he had not laid off his mahouts, who are still taking care of 12 elephants.

 

He said that if the situation did not recover in the next three or four months, he would close the business and place his animals in the care of the National Elephant Institute.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30389047

 

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16 hours ago, webfact said:

Famous Chiang Mai elephant attraction threatened with closure

Why ? It is not a Educational science attractions ? I'm surprised.

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You dont need an herd of elephants breaking out looking for food

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I read the other day 1 got shot who had escaped and died a couple of days later it was in an English new paper 

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2 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

How about do the right thing and put the elephants back in the jungle at a national park. All these places should close down...they are basically elephant torture and slavery parks. 

They are domestic animals, same as horses, buffalo, cats and dogs.

Most of the elephants I seem fairly happy with the treatment, food and health care they receive.

 

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20 hours ago, webfact said:

The operator of a famous Chiang Mai elephant attraction says he will be forced to close down and get rid of his jumbos unless tourism recovers in the next three or four months.

Start the elephant relocation now then, you're stuffed this year.

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Too much to type but do the maths in your head its more phoney figures plucked out the sky, they just don't add up

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13 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Too much to type but do the maths in your head its more phoney figures plucked out the sky, they just don't add up

Well if you can't be bothered to add some proof to your comment, I can't be bothered to do it for you!

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