Jordan’s donkeys bear the brunt of the crisis as coronavirus cripples tourism

Herds of hard-working #donkeys once carried hordes of tourists on the rocky paths of #Jordan’s #Petra, but visitor numbers crashed amid the #pandemic and the loyal animals now bear the brunt of the crisis.

In 2019, the number of visitors to the UNESCO World Heritage site topped a million for the first time.

But in March 2020, the famous tourist destination was closed, and the crucial income from the tourists dried up.