Leonardo DiCaprio fights for Indonesian elephants’ future
Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio took a trip to the jungles of Indonesia over the weekend in a bid to garner support for the creation of a nature sanctuary on the island of Sumatra. DiCaprio, 41, took to Instagram to share a photo of himself standing alongside two fellow environmentalist and two endangered elephants.
“The lowland #rainforest of the Leuser Ecosystem are considered the world’s best remaining habitat for the critically endangered Sumatran #elephant,” wrote DiCaprio. The actor, who has been a strong advocate for global environmental issues, explained that the elephants and other animals living in the Leuser rainforest habitats are under threat after plans were announced to destroy patches of forest for commercial use.