Monday, November 8, 2010

Animal Park coaches elephants to walk on tightrope

Tourists have been flocking to see elephants that have been skilled to walk on a tightrope at an animal park in Thailand.

Fully-grown elephants weighing more than three tons have been trained to walk across unbreakable ropes in front of tourists at the Safari World theme park on the outskirts of Bangkok.

The stunt has become the latest must-see animal trick at the contentious animal park.
The Safari World theme park has formerly outraged animal rights activists with its kick-boxing orang-utan displays.