My daughter is in Thailand for the New Year. She’s volunteering at the Chiang Mia Elephant Nature Park. The Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand where you can volunteer and visit to help. It has been involved in dozens of rescues which has created their thriving elephant herd. The park provides a natural environment for elephants, dogs, cats, buffaloes and many other animals under their care. Volunteers and visitors contribute to the healing while learning about their lives past and present.
They have rescued elephants and brought them to the sanctuary. Most of them arrive with huge mental issues. Most need time to heal and therapy. The wounds and scars on their hearts sometimes makes healing difficult. It doesn’t matter that the workers are the human trying to give or pay back with love and supplying to their needs. Some elephants still hesitate to trust. At the sanctuary, we strongly believe that only the elephant will understand each other and heal, better than human can do , so they allow them to form the family groupings as they choose. They let them join the herd and let them heal each other.