VIDEO: There's a place in Thailand for spending QUALITY TIME WITH ELEPHANTS! Bathing & feeding & playing (but no riding), oh my!
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Here is more about the ELEPHANT JUNGLE SANCTUARY, in Chang Mai, Thailand. They book morning or afternoon visits, full day visits and overnight stays.
EJS Facebook Page
EJS YouTube Channel
Why tourism? According to the EJS site:
WHAT THE MONEY IS USED FOR
At Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, the money raised from visits, volunteers, merchandise and donations is primarily used for elephant rescue, food, veterinary care, infrastructure and land so we can constantly be growing and expanding the capacity of our Sanctuary and receiving more elephants. Some of the money is also designated to compensate the local owners of the elephants so they let us take care of them, instead of making them work. Some of the income gets saved so in the future we can buy our own elephants and they can live forever, free and happy at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.