Daily Wanderlust: Bath time at Elephant Nature Park

Written by on October 16, 2012 in Destinations - 11 Comments

Since I now am an expat in Thailand, spending my days helping Save Elephant Foundation (which includes a healthy mix of visiting it’s flagship project, Elephant Nature Park), I have oh-so many photos of life here. Namely, life with elephants. Let’s face it, I could take photos of tuk tuks, views from my apartment and more, but what people probably want to see are more of the adorable elephants, right?

Well, here you go.

Mae Kham Paan loves her time in the river. She’s one of the only ones who takes it upon her self during bath time to reach her trunk into the river, soak up water and then shoot it out of her trunk and onto her back. The most awesome thing? She does it with a huge smile on her face. Swear.

Bath time at Elephant Nature Park

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long-term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX Europe and Asia and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. She is a regular contributor to Top 10 Vegas, and her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

11 Comments on " Daily Wanderlust: Bath time at Elephant Nature Park "

  1. Gaelyn October 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm · Reply

    What a lovely sight. Thanks for sharing the elephant bath. Must be easier than to wash her back that way then with the little bucket.

    • Diana October 18, 2012 at 2:21 am · Reply

      Yeah, she doesn’t waste any time :)

  2. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures October 17, 2012 at 8:48 am · Reply

    AWESOME shot!

    • Diana October 18, 2012 at 2:16 am · Reply

      Thanks!! She is quite the photogenic elephant come bath time!

  3. Aaron Stewat October 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm · Reply

    This photo makes me happy!

    • Diana October 18, 2012 at 2:12 am · Reply

      Me, too!

  4. Hogga October 18, 2012 at 7:58 am · Reply

    I want an elephant bath! No more showers until I do…

    • Diana October 25, 2012 at 1:50 am · Reply

      Well, come on over!!

  5. Scott - Quirky Travel Guy October 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm · Reply

    That is the most adorable thing I have seen in a long time. What a great job!

    • Diana October 25, 2012 at 1:50 am · Reply

      Ha ha! Thanks!! This girl LOVES to play with the water.

  6. Nancie October 30, 2012 at 7:20 am · Reply

    I remember Mae from my time at the Nature Park. I think I helped bath her!!

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