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Endangered Elephants: Playing Polo For A Better Life

Every year, several fortunate elephants are selected to leave the life of poverty on the streets compete in the King’s Polo cup, where they are treated to a life of luxury alongside celebrities and royalty.

John Roberts, the official referee of the King’s Cup, described the process of bringing these marginalized animals to this event. “We contact a friend of ours in Surin, and we ask him to select the 24 healthiest street elephants. Begging out on the streets is an uncomfortable way of life. We offer them two weeks to come live with us in return for playing polo twice a day, for max 28 minutes a day.”

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