A tiny virus threatens the worlds elephant. Disease has an 80% fatality rate and worlds smallest -and rarest elephant is in danger of becoming extinct. With only 1,500 of these beautiful creatures left on the planet a deadly cocktail of viral infection, habitat loss and poaching could lead the Pygmy elephant on a trail to extinction.
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Animal Tourism and the detrimental impact it can have on animal welfare and wildlife conservation is an extremely relevant and pressing issue of our time with the future of so many species hanging in the balance as a result of human interaction. Recently published articles tackled the negative implications of supporting animal attractions around the world and highlighting the reason why people are unintentionally preventing the cure. The fact of the matter is tourists can’t tell if an attraction is bad for animals or not, and I'm here to change that.