DUBAI // The head of a Dh1 billion safari park has promised that none of its animals will be used to perform circus-style tricks or carry visitors “while I have any say”.
Timothy Husband, technical director of Dubai Safari, which is being built in Al Warqa, said that while the attraction will feature ethical educational shows with birds or small mammals, larger creatures such as elephants will be allowed to roam.
“The animals are [ones] that cannot be returned to the wild for one reason or another.”
Mr Husband said Dubai Safari was looking to acquire ex-working elephants, either from logging camps or tourist parks. He said that their days of being put to work will be behind them.