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Using Positive Feedback for Training Elephants in Thailand

In Thailand, where over half the extant population of Asian elephants are captive animals, the growing concern for their welfare and health has sparked the need for more humane training methods and ways of tending to the animal. Human beings ...

Trunks in Tethers

My experience of elephants in Thailand began in the Grand Palace, where they are depicted as formidable battlefront allies, adorned in gilded gold armor, bearing a warrior on their backs and a mahout upon their necks. Their might and weight ...