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Thai Elephant Conservation Center 

The Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang province welcomes volunteers, caring for around 50 elephants and has an on-site hospital, which program fees subsidize.
ADDRESS
Km. 28-29 Lampang-Chiang Mai Highway, Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang, Thailand

The Overview

Elephants never forget, or so the saying goes. Sadly, many of Thailand’s gentle giants are likely to have painful memories: caught in the wild, they’re often mistreated by their caretakers, who put them to work with adventure-trekking companies or performance troupes, or remove their tusks to sell as ivory on the black market.

The Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang province welcomes volunteers. Activities depend on your choice of program: you may find yourself bathing a baby elephant, learning the skills of a mahout—a fully fledged elephant rider—or, if you stay overnight, guiding your elephant into the wilderness and leaving him at his favorite spot for the night while you retire to one of the center’s three wood-and-thatch houses. The center cares for around 50 elephants and has an on-site hospital, which program fees subsidize.

Address:

Km. 28-29 Lampang-Chiang Mai Highway,
Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang, Thailand

Telephone: +66 54 247 875

Website: changthai.com

 

Published on Nov 4, 2010

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