We are AGAINST the practice of separating baby elephants from their mother. However, it is our policy to accept and provide care for orphaned baby elephants. Sadly, babies are often orphaned as the cruel result of commercial exploitation (such as a practice known as “elephant begging”) which involves walking an elephant through the streets of an urban centre and offering people the chance to feed the elephant, for a small fee. Such an experience is highly distressing for the elephant and we advise people not to take part in such practices. Fortunately, at present, all of the babies in our park have NOT been separated from their mother.
The location of our park was chosen to provide a natural habitat. We are also AGAINST the practice of elephant painting and the training of elephants to dance and to sit or stand on two legs. We consider these practices unnatural and abusive. Our goal is to teach visitors about the importance elephant preservation and proper eating, sleeping, bathing, and exercising methods. One method of providing exercise for our elephants and a learning experience for our visitors is to allow visitors, to a limited extent, to ride elephants “bareback.” As you can imagine, caring for exploited and abused elephants is a continuous, difficult, and costly process. We need and encourage volunteerism and contributions.
To date, Baanchang Elephant Park has provided a home and a purpose for domesticated elephant with the generous support of visitors who take advantage of the once-in-a lifetime opportunity for an elephant Training. Because of our continued success, concerned people all over the world care about the future of Thailandโs elephants. It is our ongoing goal makes sure that future is a bright one.
We appreciate feedback from persons who have visited our park. Feedback allows us to educate persons who are seeking to learn about elephant care and respond to issues that are important to our visitors. We encourage visitors to spend as much time at the park as possible. This allows the visitor to see the complexities of caring for elephants and to learn acceptable methods of treatment. Constructive feedback also allows us to re-evaluate and improve our treatment methods. Improving the quality-of-life for elephants is a continuous and ongoing process.
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Info Baan Chang Elephant Park
Telephone: (+66) : 053 814-174
Fax: (+66) : 053 814-174
Hot line: 089 – 635-5206
Address 147/1 Rachadamnoen rd., A. Muang Chiang Mai 50000
Website: Baan Chang Elephant Park