Why don't we recommend riding an elephant?
Elephants are untamed wild animals and they are not naturally suited to bear long periods of weight. In addition, elephant taming methods are also very cruel. In order to make elephants tame, elephant trainers use a traditional technique called "Pajaan". In this method, the tamer will first take the baby elephant away from the mother, whipped and starved, and finally fell into a stage of mental disintegration. At this point the elephant trainer would start feeding him food, riding on his back and training him to do the specified movements.
Past memories can have an ongoing effect on an elephant's mood. If they have suffered physical or psychological trauma, they will hold a grudge and wait for an opportunity to retaliate.
How many elephants are there in Thailand today?
There are only about 3,000 wild elephants in Thailand today and only about 4,000 elephants in captivity, and the problem of indiscriminate elephant hunting still exists.
What is the elephant festival?
Since 1998, the Thai government has designated March 13 every year as "Elephant Day" in the hope that the "Elephant Day" will arouse people's love and care for elephants and the heritage of elephant culture.
What's the difference between an elephant sanctuary with other elephant parks?
These elephant sanctuaries are different from ordinary elephant camps, they are mostly for the animal's welfare, with the goal of protecting the elephants, and most of their income is used for elephant conservation.
What are the activities in elephant sanctuaries?
In these elephant sanctuaries, you can learn elephant language to communicate with the elephants intimately, and you can feed them their favorite bananas, help them bathe, and play with them in the forest, which is the most natural and harmless way to get along with them.
Both adults and children can come to these parks. These places are especially suitable for parent-child activities, cultivating the love to animals in nature environment.
What are the special activities of being an elephant volunteer?
The staff here will provide volunteers with camp clothing to avoid getting dirty while playing with the elephants in the mud bath, and there will be a photographer to follow you and record the beautiful moments you spend with the elephants.
Learn to make elephant poo paper. The dried elephant dung is washed and dried to become the basic raw material for making paper, which can be dyed in various colors as needed. Next, the machine and water are used to mix the poo into pulp, and then filtered through a screen, dried, and then gently removed to make a rough but tough paper.
Although 75% of the raw material in elephant dung paper is elephant dung, because of the special process used, the product not only has no odor, but also has a very fine feel.
This paper can be used to make all kinds of things: greeting cards, notebooks, photo albums, calendars, pencil boxes, and even paper sculptures, which you can buy in the stores of the sanctuaries.