January 22, 2012 , 52 Comments

“Que sera sera, whatever will be, will be. The future is ours, you’ll see, que sera sera,” Lek sings softly to the baby elephant, Faa Mai, as she sits on [...]

Volunteers and a vet: an afternoon of healing elephants

January 15, 2012 , 22 Comments

I stand, along with three other volunteers, watching one of the Elephant Nature Park’s veterinarian’s squirt antiseptic into the mangled f ...

A room at the (primitive) Palace

November 7, 2011 , 14 Comments

I don’t expect much when Jack hands me the key to my room, a hut in the Palace complex. On the Elephant Nature Park’s Web site, it states ...

Floating elephant poo and other awesomeness

November 3, 2011 , 32 Comments

“Ele poo! Look out, ele poo!” Jack screams as we wade into the rushing water, elephants at our side. Sure enough, there are huge balls of ...

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