Back in 2015 we stopped in Singapore on the way to New Zealand. We were able to feed these elephants by hand and they were clearly very contented. I know some people have a problem with animals in zoos but most of them perform important conservation work and the animals are well cared for and ultimately safer than they would be in the wild. I wish it wasn’t necessary but sadly it is so zoos have an important role to play. Anyway we enjoyed the elephants!