This is Elisabeth. She is from the eastern part of Thailand. Meeting her was an unforgettable experience! It is amazing to see how gracious and gentle she moves in spite of her massive size and weight.
Elisabeth lives in an elephant camp that rescues animals from forced labor conditions in the jungles of Thailand and Malaysia. Here, the elephants don’t have to perform tricks but most importantly, it seems they do not get abused and they are not chained up all day.
Over all, this camp left a good impression and if you would like to visit an elephant camp on Koh Lanta: Drive down to the southern point of the island and the camp will be on your left right before the last beach.
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