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  • Writer's picturePatrick Sydor

Patara Elephant Farm-Thailand

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

Judy and I visited a very magical place near Chiang Mai, Thailand. I know, so blasé. But, who hasn't washed an elephant? "Elephant Caregiver for a Day" is a unique program created for everyone to learn and interact with elephants as if they were your pet. You'll learn how to approach your elephant correctly, gauge the elephant's temperament, feed and check its health, bathe and brush it in the river, learn to ride on its neck, and communicate with spoken commands. Then, ride bare-back to visit forests, waterfalls, and temples. A day-long activity to create trust and relationships between you and your elephant. WHAT THIS IS NOT! Waiting in line to pay for a ten-minute ride on an elephant in a parking lot. Patara Elephant Farm is a rescue, recovery, reproduction, and reintroduction sanctuary for elephants with education programs and meaningful tourism sharing. Each elephant belongs to a village family that focuses on the health and happiness of its elephants.

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