CHONBURI, March 2, 2017 - Mahouts interact with Asian elephants at a zoo in central Thailand's Chonburi Province, March 1, 2017. In Thailand, elephant-related entertainments serve as an important source of tourism revenue. Although elephant domestication has existed for centuries, controversies over abuses during elephant training and performance still occur from time to time.

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A mahout helps an Asian elephant take a shower at a zoo in central Thailand's Chonburi Province, March 1, 2017.

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An Asian elephant walks across a tourist during an elephant show at a zoo in central Thailand's Chonburi Province, March 1, 2017.

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An Asian elephant holds up a tourist with its trunk at a zoo in central Thailand's Chonburi Province, March 1, 2017.

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