Wild elephant shot dead, tusks removed

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Sat, 06/07/2019 - 08:54

NARATHIWAT: A wild male elephant, weighing about 3.6 tonnes, was shot dead and its tusks removed in a forest area in Rangae district on Saturday.

The jumbo, aged about 20 years old, was found dead in the forest area near a rubber plantation at Ban Lamai village in tambon Bo-ngo when wildlife and forest officials arrived at the area on Saturday morning after being reported by the village head.  

SUNSHINE FOR ELEPHANTS

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Thu, 27/06/2019 - 12:41

This elephant sanctuary was established to help a former trekking camp near Chiang Mai transition out of elephant riding and adopt a more compassionate approach to elephant tourism. The elephants living here are relishing their retirement from logging and elephant riding and instead spend much of their day interacting with each other while wandering the jungle, feeding on native vegetation as well as fruits and vegetables, and bathing in the river. Since joining our ‘Saddle Off!’ program, the elephants have put on weight and are noticeably calmer. 

SAVE THAI ELEPHANT PARK

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Tue, 18/06/2019 - 14:51

This project provides a caring home for three elephants now retired from a life of arduous work in the logging industry and elephant riding. The elephants living here now get to spend much of the day doing what comes naturally – roaming through the jungle, foraging for wild vegetation, bathing in the river, giving themselves a mud bath, scratching against trees, and socializing with each other. At this project, an emphasis is placed on providing visitors with insights into caring for elephants, their habits, and how to interact with them respectfully.

Baby elephant dies after back legs snap performing tricks for tourists

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Sat, 18/05/2019 - 09:55

A baby elephant in Thailand has died after his back legs snapped performing tricks for tourists at a zoo.

Last month, sickening footage of a distressed baby elephant being “forced to rave” for the amusements of tourists went viral.

The “skeletal” calf in the video was growing weaker every day as it was forced to dance and perform tricks — until April 13, when the animal’s two back legs snapped.

PAMPER A PACHYDERM

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 11:56

This elephant sanctuary, located by the Mae Taeng River near Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand, is one of the first projects developed that has seen the traditional activities of elephant camps transformed under our ‘Saddle Off!’ model. Seeking an alternative to offering elephant riding and performances, the owner was happy to change to a mutually beneficial program where the elephants have the freedom to socialize and walk through the jungle foraging on native plants, while a small group of guests experiences a meaningful, intimate encounter with these majestic animals.

ELEPHANT HIGHLANDS

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Sat, 11/05/2019 - 12:11

This elephant sanctuary, set high in the picturesque mountains near Chiang Mai, boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Northern Thailand. It is home to four beautiful elephants rescued from riding and performing in shows in Kanchanaburi, along with many other rescued animals, including dogs, pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, and rabbits. The animals living at Elephant Highlands are treated humanely and with love.

CARE FOR ELEPHANTS

Submitted by Naturenomics Team on Fri, 10/05/2019 - 12:18

This project provides a caring home for three elephants now retired from a life of arduous work in the logging industry and elephant riding. The elephants living here now get to spend much of the day doing what comes naturally – roaming through the jungle, foraging for wild vegetation, bathing in the river, giving themselves a mud bath, scratching against trees, and socializing with each other. At this project, an emphasis is placed on providing visitors with insights into caring for elephants, their habits, and how to interact with them respectfully.

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