The Duke of Cambridge has urged the world to proceed with animal conservation and to stop killing elephants for ivory trade.
The Duke of Cambridge was seen feeding a rescued elephant named, Ran Ran, in China on March 4.
Prince William who is visiting the Asian country for the first time in 30 years, took a trip to the Yunnan Province to highlight the plight of the region's wild elephants and to call for an end to the ivory trade.
Speaking to pressmen, the British royal said, "It is appalling that elephants and many others may be extinct in the wild in our lifetimes, and we seem to be hurtling towards the tragic outcome."
According to UK's DailyMail, while the Prince was feeding Ran Ran at the park, other animals were reported to be living in conditions that campaigners describe as a 'dingy' and with their legs encased in chains and their trunks sat upon by visitors.
"The extinction of animals such as elephants, rhinos and pangolins would be an immeasurable loss to the whole of humanity,” Prince William warned.
The father of one has continued to fight against the illegal use wildlife products which includes the killing elephants for ivory business.