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The Land Mine that Created a Blessing From Heaven

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Three years ago at this very moment, a young female elephant had finished a hard day’s work and was foraging in the jungles of Burma (now known as Myanmar) not far from the Thai border. In fact, she was a […]

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5 Reasons to Book Your Volunteer Vacation to Surin Project Today

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Surin Project, located in the Surin Province of Thailand (about three hours from Siem Reap, Cambodia and six hours from Bangkok), in an ancient Kui village, is a volunteer experience like none other. The project, which is located within the […]

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Rescued Elephant Joins Pamper a Pachyderm

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Congratulations to Muoy, host of Pamper a Pachyderm! She has rescued her first elephant. As we mentioned in our last Pamper a Pachyderm update, the elephants that Muoy previously leased had been taken back by their owners. Being successful, the […]

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The days of elephant’s lives … the latest gossip from ENP

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Tilly was rescued in early March 2011 and just passed her three-year anniversary of life at ENP. She and Mae Kham Puan had been spending lots of time in the ENP jungle behind the mahout village, enjoying the bounty that […]

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Mourning Mae Tee

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At about 6 p.m. on 17 June a truly Grand Dame took her last breath. Mae Tee had just passed her five-anniversary of life at ENP. In all those years she had never laid down. We were always in awe […]

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Chain-Free Living at ENP

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Finally, we are able to enjoy the payoff of the long term construction work and the constant presence of heavy machinery. Our newest chain-free shelters are finally reaching completion!! The good news Within the last year, there have been three […]

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Pamper a Pachyderm Update

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We have finally said goodbye to the hot and dry season. Each night, the mountiansides were ablaze and the usually fresh air was pungent with the acrid smell of smoke. The moon itself, barely visible through the heavy smog. The […]

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ENP Rescues Trekking Elephant

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For one lucky 65-year-old elephant, her life of trekking came to an end on 25 March 2014. Kwan Jit, meaning sweet heart in Thai, stepped into a new life of freedom at Elephant Nature Park, joining more than 30 other rescued […]

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Mintra Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at ENP

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And so it begins … Before arriving to Elephant Nature Park on the last day of February 2009, Mintra spent her whole life as a street begging elephant. Mintra seemed to develop slowly, possibly because of her dislocated hips. Though […]

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Elephant enrichment project

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Through the years, we have had various enrichment toys for our elephants placed around the park. Many elephants make good use of the “toys,” while others pay little attention to them. At the moment, we have a few elephants who […]

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My Time at Elephant Nature Park

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Editor’s Note: We’ve invited our intern, Sofiya, to contribute to Save Elephant Foundation’s blog and document her experiences with some of our projects. For most of my life elephants and monkeys have been my favorite animals. You can imagine my […]

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Meet the Mahout: Buchu

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It is common knowledge that the majority of mahouts are not highly educated and do not have many other career options. The job of mahout is considered somewhat dirty and dangerous without much room for advancement. At Elephant Nature Park, […]

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The rescue of Lucky: one year later

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One year ago a blind ex-circus elephant, who had been chained in her owner’s yard for the past three years, hit the jackpot … a truck pulled up, ready to take her on a 20+ hour journey that would end […]

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ENP Rings in New Year with Power of One

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New Year’s Day is a special day, filled with hope. We hope for a happy and healthy year ahead for the elephants and all other animals and humans in the care of Elephant Nature Park. We hope to continue to […]

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Pamper a Pachyderm: New Elephant Tour Launches in Chiang Mai

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Close your eyes and imagine … eating a picnic lunch in the jungle, surrounded by elephants who don’t have to work but get to enjoy just being elephants! This is now a reality, thanks to the launch of the new […]

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Knowledge is power: improving elephants’ futures

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Education and knowledge are the keys to change. This is something we have learned over and over, not just with visitors who come to Thailand and to our projects, but also with other elephant camps. When Erawan Elephant Retirement Park […]

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Owen Wilson, Lake Bell and more visit ENP

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The past few months, Chiang Mai has played host to Hollywood, thanks to the filming of the action movie, “The Coup.” Of course, no visit to Thailand’s second-largest city is complete without a trip up to Elephant Nature Park. We were […]

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The 12 Days of Dog-Mas: Emma, Day 12

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Welcome to Day 12 of the 12 Days of Dog-mas! This year, we are sharing stories about 12 of our rescued dogs living at Elephant Nature Park Dog Project. While all of our pups have special stories, these four-legged friends have […]

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The 12 Days of Dog-Mas: Sissy, Day 11

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Welcome to Day 11 of the 12 Days of Dog-mas! This year, we are sharing stories about 12 of our rescued dogs living at Elephant Nature Park Dog Project. While all of our pups have special stories, these four-legged friends have […]

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The 12 Days of Dog-mas: Bekka, Day 10

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Welcome to Day 10 of the 12 Days of Dog-mas! This year, we are sharing stories about 12 of our rescued dogs living at Elephant Nature Park Dog Project. While all of our pups have special stories, these four-legged friends have […]

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