Look Don’t Touch: animal tourism in Asia has seen a huge growth in recent years driven by the rise of social media. In Thailand over 3,000 domesticated elephants, two thirds of which are held in severely poor conditions and are used for entertainment purposes or selfie tourism. Many elephants are captured from the wild however in #ChangMai there are rescue centres or sanctuaries that are ensuring that this practice is not permitted. This is Mr Salween, rescued from teak traders on the Salween river and homed with his mahout in #baanchangelephantpark#lookdonttouch#travel#nature#crowfoto#elephant#thailand#sanctuary#salween
I know what you’re thinking. #ElephantRiding is a #controversial issue. So what do I think? The harsh reality is: #ThaiElephants are not #pets but #WorkingAnimals. Argue away! We Need To Talk About The #Elephants!
Taking a stroll through the park surrounded in a sea of green 🌲 🌳
Please note this is a throwback pic from 2014 and Baan Chang Elephant Park no longer allows visitors to ride elephants, (something I fully support) at the time when we visited this park was one of the most ethical to visit and during our time there the elephants were treated very well, they seemed happy and healthy, the Mahouts took great care of them.💜🐘
I know what you’re thinking.
#RidingElephants is a controversial issue & #human contact with #wildanimals is complicated.
Elephants are #workinganimals!
What say you?
#WeNeedToTalk About The #Elephants! #BaanchangElephantPark#Thailand#animals
Hace días mi querida @evaaznarsolerr me retó a poner una fotografía del lugar al que me gustaría volver.
La verdad es que volvería a un imposible, volvería a aquella etapa en la que tenía a mis hijos a mi lado y abrazarlos fuerte para decirles que nada malo les pasará.
La realidad es bien diferente, uno está en Colombia y el otro a kilómetros de mí, es lo que llevo peor estos días.
Así que después de mucho meditar, he decidido compartir uno de los días más felices de mi vida, cuando visité el refugio de elefantes @baan_chang_elephant_park en Tailandia, allí se paralizó el tiempo ...
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Elephant's Friend Day: Full-Day Elephant Experience at Baanchang Elephant Park in Chiang Mai
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7 months ago
So sweet 💚
Day 6 in: We went to Baan Chang Elephant Park where we learned how to be a Mahout (Elephant caretaker). This is a Rescue Sanctuary & these elephants were rescued from the Teak Lumber Industry where they pulled the wood from the jungle. #thailand#baanchangelephantpark pic.twitter.com/uJkQH0hn7B
18 out of 29 Most Epic Adventures Before 29 🙌🏻: Visiting an Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand! I was so excited to hang with elephants that were being treated well after a life of captivity and cruelty. They really are gentle giants and it was so fun to hang out with them! After visiting Cambodia years ago and seeing how elephants were being worked really hard, it was nice to see elephants being “somewhat” taken care of in this sanctuary. We got to bathe them and feed them and spend the day with them. I’m still not sure all of these sanctuaries are actually legit and have heard that some still treat the elephants pretty poorly. We went to @baan_chang_elephant_park but since then, I have heard the best one is now the @elephantnaturepark in Thailand. I’ve posted my blog with everything I did with a month in Thailand (link in profile)!