At MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary & Tours, visitors can walk with elephants, feed and splash them – but they can’t ride these retired work animals, whose back-breaking days of hefting heavy logs and howdahs full of tourists are over
- Performing elephants continue to be harassed in Goa’s resorts to put on a show for visiting tourists.
- This is happening despite strictures from the court and guidelines from the Central Zoo Authority.
- While elephant tourism is a ‘must do’ in many foreign and domestic tourists’ wish list, animal rights activists are trying to get protection for these performing animals.
Montora, a docile Indian elephant, enters the small, muddy brown lake. She rolls about, letting the water slide on her back.
Published on 28 Feb 2017
We have recently returned from a sourcing and buying trip in Thailand. It was a very successful trip from a business point of view. We found so many beautiful new products that we would like to have in the coming year. However I think the highlight of this trip was finding Somsri.