Ban Mae Sapok Nuea

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  • Day35

    Tag 35: Chiang Mai - Elephant Sanctuary

    February 12, 2017 in Thailand

    Heute also die Elefanten Tour 😊
    Wir fuhren mit unserer Gruppe in das Reservat etwas außerhalb der Stadt und trafen dort auf drei der Asiatischen Dickhäuter. Außerdem bekamen wir alle die selben Roten "Tribe" Shirts und ein Bandana. 👌 Wir durften mit den 3 Elefanten erst im Schlamm und dann in einem Fluss baden.
    Insgesamt eine tolle Erfahrung mit einer echt coolen Gruppe 😎 Wir haben zB. 2 Mädels aus Neuseeland kennengelernt, Sophia & Aysha, mit denen wir uns für den nächsten Tag verabredet haben 🤗
    Abends waren wir dann noch auf dem riesigen Nachtmarkt in Chiang Mai.

    **Tierschutzrelevanter Kommentar:**
    Bevor die Elefanten in das Sanctuary gekommen sind, waren sie von ihren vorherigen Besitzern zu Elefanten-Ritten für Touristen genutzt worden.
    In dem von uns besuchten Sanctuary waren sie nicht angekettet, "Elephant Riding" war ausdrücklich verboten und sie wurden weder geschlagen noch zu irgendetwas gezwungen, was sie nicht machen wollten. Elephanten-Camps mit anderer Mentalität lehnen wir natürlich ab - derartige Ausflüge sollte es nur geben, solange das Wohl der Tiere im Vordergrund steht und garantiert ist!! 🐘💕
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  • Day10

    Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

    December 10, 2016 in Thailand

    Elephants have been an important part of Thai history. Chiang Mai is an area is South East Asia with most elephants so being here I HAD to visit them. There are many sanctuaries you can visit, only few are true ones - no allowing you to ride them, in fact they have rescued elephants that were used for touristic attractions. It costs about 2400THB for a full day visit. They picked me up in the morning and along with two British girls, one Mexican and three French guys we were put to back of a truck and went for an hour and a half long trip to the camp in the middle of the jungle.
    When we got there we were like kids "Eeeeleeephaaants!!! Aaaand a baaaabyyyy!". It was awesome. They have 7 elephants, six females and one lucky (poor?) male. They are the cutest. They are way more active than those sad ones in ZOOs. After explaining us few basics about these animals (no stomack, 4 teeth, sleep 5 hours daily) they gave us bananas and sugar canes. Elephants knew this sso they came running to us :) So we fed them, tool photos, hugged and pet them, ... Pretty fun! After that we went to jungle with them so they could eat some more (no stomack means they eat all the time). After a walk and lunch - funtime! We put mud all over them (protects them from insects and sun). We gor all muddy aswell. After that ot was bath time. Water everywhere, they lay in water and paddle with their feet, it was the happiest time :D
    In the end we had to say goodbye, we each took few more pictures and headed back to Chiang Mai.
    Day ended by visiting Saturday Night Market, where thousands of people come to eat, shop and hang out. Once you get caught in the flow of people, there is no way out :) Ate sone pretty awesome Chicken Pad Thai for 40THB and crappes. Yum!
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