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
"Ancient elephant migratory patters are still
used by some of the last #wild herds of Sumatran elephants. But the
expansion of Palm Oil plantations is fragmenting the #forest and cutting
off key elephant migratory corridors, making it more difficult for
elephant families to find adequate sources of food and water."