5 fantastic beasts around the world and where Malaysians can find them


Threatened by poachers and herders, snow leopards have increasingly decreased in numbers over the years. — SINI MERIKALLIO/Wikimedia Commons

Animals in tourism is a cagey subject matter. Historically, tourists who participated in wildlife tourism had unknowingly put animal’s welfare at risk by participating in certain travel experiences.

For instance, elephant riding – a tourist activity in Thailand that has long been popular – is extremely detrimental for the animal. It can lead to permanent spinal injuries, among others.

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