TIL despite their strength and size, elephant’s backs are not designed to carry weight as their bones actually extend upwards. This puts their spine at risk of ‘caving in’ when used for work like tourist rides. Left, ex-riding ele with caved-in back; Right, normal dome-shaped back.

Read more: https://www.wfft.org/elephants/how-elephants-bodies-are-damaged-by-tourist-rides/

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