Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai
Posted on 23rd Nov 2015
As part of our Family Highlights of Thailand tour we wanted to run a program to enable our families to interact with the beautiful Asian elephants. There are many organisations in Thailand offering elephant riding and jungle treks but the safety of the elephants is not guaranteed. Here at Tots Too we are concerned with the welfare of animals and do not want to support the possible mistreatment of animals. For this reasons our Family Highlights of Thailand tour will feature the opportunity to spend a day at the Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai.
The Elephant Nature Park is a unique project set in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. It was established in the 1990’s with an aim to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for Thailand’s endangered Asian elephants. The park is located 60km from the city, and has provided a sanctuary for dozens of mistreated elephants from all over Thailand.
There are a number of different programs available at the nature park, each giving different experiences teaching how to love, care and build respect with elephants. Elephants are very private animals and prefer the company of their own kind so it is important to build trust and respect with them.
Visitors will feed the elephants and walk with the recently rescued elephants through the dense mountain forests allowing them to enjoy a sense of freedom in their natural environment after being released from the tourism entertainment trade.
The Elephant Nature Park endeavours to protect the dwindling population of Asian elephants and provide a better life for the endangered species whilst also providing an opportunity for tourists to learn more about elephants. It is hoped that people will be educated and understand the importance of not supporting the mistreatment of animals through the tourist entertainment market.
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