I can’t even begin to explain how amazing this week was. Spending time observing these beautiful, intelligent, peaceful creatures was such an incredible experience. I am so grateful that these animals have advocates and a place to live the rest of their lives in comfort at Elephant Nature Park.
The horrors they have faced for so many years are unthinkable to many of us, and so many don’t even know how much harm they are causing by riding or feeding elephants on the street. Please educate yourself before you participate in ANY kind of animal show or interaction.
To learn more about these beautiful creatures, and to understand the struggles they face, please visit www.saveelephant.org
I’ll be doing a full write up on my time at the park later this week so keep an eye out for that too!
One of the monkeys holding hands with a volunteer
Volunteer coordinator Wat having a laugh with a mahout and a tour guide
The eye of an elephant
Stay here little girl
Do you have any watermelon for me?!
Local woman playing with Memphis, one of the older dogs around the camp
Butts and Babes
Synchronized eating part II
My favorite lady, Jan Peng
A peek into the soul of an elephant
The land that Elephant Nature Park sits on was donated by the Serengeti Foundation in 2003
The gorgeous landscape
Saza looking majestic
Mahout and Mom watching over the baby
Munching on the corn we picked!
One of the many dogs who live on the property
Synchronized eating part I
This pretty lady has some strong Fangs, which are considered teeth, not tusks.
To an elephant mud is sunscreen
Elephants even live in the clouds!
More sunscreen please!