Meet the “Elephant Whisperer” Helping the Asian Elephant

Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in the Chiang Mae province of Northern Thailand. They host a number of vibrant programs: you can visit, tour, volunteer, feed, and even sleep with the elephants! Founded by Lek Chailert, known as “The Elephant Whisperer,” ten years ago on just 250 acres, the Park now encompasses over a 1,000 acres and her humane approach has spread to nearby privately owned elephant “rides.” While Lek opened the Park as a sanctuary for distressed elephantsfrom all over the world, the thriving herd now includes rescued dogs, cats, buffaloes, and many other animals.

From the website www.elephantnaturepark.orgwe read about the plight of the Asian elephant, (there are only 30,000 left in the world!) and learn how we can help. Volunteers and visitors contribute to the healing while learning about their lives past and present. Arrange a visit to all our projects in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar.

Visit the park , or tell your family and friends that they are welcome to visit our website and park., or sign up as a volunteer. Follow us, Tweet and share our activities on our social network community. Donate direct to Save Elephant Foundation Serengeti Foundation has helped Elephant Nature Park since our inception. US residents may click to donate here and claim 501(c) tax relief. Let people at home know that there are only 30,000 Asian Elephants left on the planet. (Imagine this in human terms, as under a third of a sports stadium crowd) Do not support elephant poachers by buying ivory or skin products whether allegedly legally obtained or not . Demand causes death to these innocent creatures. Write a story for your local newspapers describing the plight of the elephant and how we can all assist in their survival Order something from the Save Elephant Foundation online shop — all proceeds help. Sponsor an Animal at our park and beyond Help fulfill our wish list Become an Elephant Ambassador

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Elephant Nature Park Office

1 Ratmakka Road, Phra Sing,

Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Office Hours: 07:00-17:00 Mon-Sun. (GMT+7)

Tel: +66 (0) 53 272855, +66 (0) 53 818932

GPS 18.7849572, 98.9927558


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| by Priscilla Warshowsky

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| by Priscilla Warhowsky

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| by Cheryl Shainmark

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| by Cheryl Shainmark

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| by Staff

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| by Staff

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