Out-of-Work Elephants, Escape to Antarctica, and a Social Distancing Picnic Blanket

A roundup of stories we’re reading about Covid-19 today

  • Thailand’s elephant camps and sanctuaries, which are popular with tourists, have let over 100 elephants return to their natural habitats because their owners can no longer afford to feed them, reports AP. The elephants are making the 95-mile journey back to their native forests of northern Thailand on foot, with handlers and owners trying to keep pace alongside them.

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.