I knew I wanted to see some elephants when I was in Thailand and I was overwhelmed with so many choices of different parks. I thought for sure I wanted to see an elephant paint and I wanted to ride one through the jungle! I mean how cool would that be??? But then, I did my research to find the best place to go - and during all of this research I found out that these elephants do not magically let people ride on their backs and they weren't born with a paintbrush in their trunks. Sadly, they are are "trained" and in many cases abused in order to have them do this. So, I was soooo happy when I found Elephant Nature Park. It is an elephant, and animal, sanctuary. The elephants that have found refuge here are all pretty much injured, blind and have been hurt. Now, they have a safe home where they get to wander around the park and enjoy being an elephant - the way it should be.
I was so excited for the park! I had a wonderful time feeding and bathing the elephants! It was such a relaxing and enjoyable day of our trip! I'd love to go back and volunteer for an extended period of time!
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