The Elephant Rescuer of Chiang Mai: DW documentary meets Thai conservationist Lek Chailert

Elephants in Thailand that once lived in captivity are now settling into a new life and peaceful existence on a Chiang Mai nature reserve.

DW meets conservationist Lek Chailert, Save Elephant Foundation founder, who is buying up elephants and rehousing them at the Elephant Nature Park reserve in Chiang Mai.

It is not currently possible to release the elephants into the wild because their natural habitat has long since been destroyed. However, the elephants are now able to live peacefully at the Elephant Nature Park – which is now home to 91 elephants – where they are cared for by a human staff of 200 and live alongside horses, buffalo, dogs and cats.

Elephant Nature Park

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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