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Elephant Nature Park

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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About Elephant Nature Park
Elephant Nature Park, a unique conservation project set in Chiang Mai Province, Northern Thailand has been in operation since in the 1990's with a goal to provide a sanctuary and elephant rescue center. We have been involved in dozens of rescues and sustain a natural home for this endangered species. Mission: To protect and conserve elephants in a natural environment and to provide a healthy and fruitful life for all those creatures under our care
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susan f wrote a review Feb 2021
52 contributions20 helpful votes
Elephant Nature Park is an amazing, vast ethical park that is home to over 4000 animals - all of which have been rescued ; from elephant riding camps, puppy mills, rabbit testing laboratories, floods, slaughterhouses and many other situations Being an ethical sanctuary, there is no riding of elephants or any circus tricks. The founder is a little, totally fearless lady called Lek Chailert who is regarded by many as the elephant whisperer. Her foundation, save elephants.org has numerous projects under its umbrella throughout Southeast Asia. During the pandemic, elephants at the many adjacent riding camps in the area have suffered greatly. There are no customers for them and they are chained most of the time. This is very detrimental to their health and well-being. Also many of them do not have enough food. Elephant Nature Park has offered refuge to many of these poor elephants in the last 12 months. In addition, Lek and her team go outside to help suffering elephants in the camps whenever they can. They also run educational programs and craft making classes to help the local people who now have no source of income. At ENP, guests learn so much in a daily visit snd will enjoy the tranquil surroundings, watching baby elephants play, watch older ones bathe in the river - some blind, some injured - but all of them safe and happy after lives of misery in logging or tourists riding them. It’s definitely worth the approx 75 minute drive up into glorious countryside to visit this special place.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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redharry wrote a review Dec 2020
southampton100 contributions48 helpful votes
The best way possible to interact with elephants. These are not wild elephants so it is possible to feed and walk around them but they are free to do as they wish and there is no riding, shows or elephant sticks. Education of elephants generally and particular animals is well covered and you can see previously injured and mistreated animals living life in the best way they can. Our guide, Kuhn Tommy, was great and the whole day was as good as you could hope for.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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willia wrote a review Oct 2020
Bangkok, Thailand7 contributions9 helpful votes
What an amazing place, doing such a great job. This was our second visit and I hope we are lucky enough to return again one day. Our wonderful guide Khun O, was so informative and made a great experience even better.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lindsay A wrote a review Sep 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom33 contributions29 helpful votes
Really enjoyable day out! Got close to elephants, even feeding one. Watched them bathing and wandering freely on the grounds. Our host was knowledgeable and very friendly. Excellent lunch also provided.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mateo wrote a review Aug 2020
Dubrovnik, Croatia9 contributions2 helpful votes
This is probably the best daily excursions for me on Thailand. To see and feed elephant is so nice experience and I recommend everyone who like animals!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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