I’m a little late, but March 13 is National Thai Elephant Day, so I thought I’d post this picture I took several years ago at Elephant Nature Park, a rescue and rehabilitation centre in Chang Mai, Thailand. The centre provides a sanctuary for elephants rescued from distressing situations and relies on volunteers to assist with the care of the animals. I only spent a few hours there, but it was heartening to see how passionate the staff were about the welfare of the elephants, some of whom had been badly mistreated.
You can learn more about Asian elephants here.
And here is another photo, just because I love it.
Happy Thai Elephant Day!