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The Thai Elephant Conservation Centre

Approximately an hour’s drive from Chiang Mai, the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre provides treatments for sick and maimed elephants. Under the Royal Patronage, the 500-hectare sanctuary is the only elephant hospital in the world. Captured wild and discarded out-of-work domesticated elephants are looked after here.

The Thai Elephant Conservation Centre

The center, whose main objective is to conserve Thai elephants, works on a variety of academic and veterinary projects such as Biogas Producing System from Elephant Dung, an Education Center for Veterinary Students, Elephant Sperm Bank Project, Elephant adoption, Elephant Nursery Center and Elephant Mobile Clinic.

Visitors can watch elephant shows, have a ride on elephant’s back, join an elephant trek or even live and learn about elephants. The latter is a program called the “mahout training program”. This 10-day homestay program offers elephant lovers to experience the life of a mahout and his elephant. Participants will stay at the same house as the mahout and join in various communal activities from bathing an elephant to learning how to instruct the elephant to haul logs. The program also includes cooking and dining in northern Khan Tok style.

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