The A’Famosa Resort (2 hours south of Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital) is first and foremost a golf and entertainment holiday resort. In the adjoining A’Famosa Safari Wonderland zoo illegally obtained (wild caught in Indonesia) orangutans have in the past been discovered but the resort was never prosecuted.
This same resort had humiliated its orangutans, a totally protected species, by making them perform tricks, play golf, ride bicycles, among others. The same orangutans were then hidden behind public view in barren cages, and the zoo was again exposed.
The resort have been exposed by Friends of the Orangutans for shocking treatment of elephants in their possession. When not made to offer rides and perform in elephant shows, the elephants are chained in a cruel manner, believed up to 15 hours a day, with no readily available drinking water and food:
A mahout (elephant trainer/handler) has also been caught on video sadistically beating an elephant. Link to video:
Please sign this petition to demand the Malaysian wildlife department to make A'Famosa Resort:
1. Free all its elephants from chains and place them in an enclosure with adequate environmental enrichment.
2. Stop its Elephant Encounter shows, held twice a day
3. Stop all elephant rides in and outside the zoo
If the resort management refuses to meet these demands, all the
elephants should be sent to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary, only 4
hours away from the resort.
The video above, more never before seen behind-the-scenes picture, updates and more available at:
Friends of the Orangutans website: